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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

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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: 31° 07' 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"956.57 miwest0° 00' 15.3"0.29 minorth956.58 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° 59' 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"16.75 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 49.7"1004.71 miwest0° 11' 37.7"13.32 misouth1004.74 mi
24 hours11° 27' 38.9"792.45 mieast4° 37' 40.5"318.02 misouth852.20 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 PM1238 km769 miles669 nmWest W
SalvadorThu 11:08 AM1336 km830 miles721 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Thu 12:08 PM1591 km988 miles859 nmWest W
RecifeThu 11:08 AM1672 km1039 miles903 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Brasilia *Thu 12:08 PM1922 km1194 miles1038 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaThu 11:08 AM2253 km1400 miles1216 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Asuncion *Thu 11:08 AM2708 km1683 miles1462 nmWest-southwest WSW
JamestownThu 2:08 PM2770 km1721 miles1495 nmEast-northeast ENE
Montevideo *Thu 12:08 PM2779 km1727 miles1501 nmSouthwest SW
Buenos AiresThu 11:08 AM2957 km1837 miles1597 nmWest-southwest WSW
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