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Day and Night World Map

The map below shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It shows which parts of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 2:08:00 PM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 14:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 46' South, Longitude: 30° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.78 meters/second, 1540.0 km/hour, 956.9 miles/hour or 831.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.95 miWest0° 00' 00.3"0.00 miNorth15.95 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.9"956.50 miWest0° 00' 15.3"0.29 miNorth956.52 mi
24 hours0° 06' 47.9"7.23 miEast0° 06' 19.5"7.25 miNorth10.24 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 14:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 43' South, Longitude: 142° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.16 meters/second, 1617.0 km/hour, 1004.7 miles/hour or 873.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.74 miWest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 miSouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 49.7"1004.64 miWest0° 11' 37.7"13.32 miSouth1004.67 mi
24 hours11° 27' 37.6"792.38 miEast4° 37' 40.8"318.00 miSouth852.12 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Rio de Janeiro *Thu 12:08 PM1267 km787 miles684 nmWest W
SalvadorThu 11:08 AM1351 km840 miles730 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Thu 12:08 PM1619 km1006 miles874 nmWest W
RecifeThu 11:08 AM1684 km1047 miles909 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Brasilia *Thu 12:08 PM1949 km1211 miles1052 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaThu 11:08 AM2263 km1406 miles1222 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Asuncion *Thu 11:08 AM2736 km1700 miles1477 nmWest-southwest WSW
JamestownThu 2:08 PM2741 km1703 miles1480 nmEast-northeast ENE
Montevideo *Thu 12:08 PM2805 km1743 miles1514 nmSouthwest SW
Buenos AiresThu 11:08 AM2981 km1852 miles1610 nmWest-southwest WSW

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