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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 2:18:00 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).

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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 14:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 46' South, Longitude: 33° 20' 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"956.51 miWest0° 00' 15.3"0.29 miNorth956.52 mi
24 hours0° 06' 47.7"7.23 miEast0° 06' 19.5"7.26 miNorth10.25 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 14:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 45' South, Longitude: 145° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.15 meters/second, 1616.9 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' 49.5"1004.61 miWest0° 11' 37.8"13.32 miSouth1004.65 mi
24 hours11° 27' 48.5"792.57 miEast4° 37' 38.7"317.96 miSouth852.27 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 12:18 PM1011 km628 miles546 nmWest W
SalvadorThu 11:18 AM1212 km753 miles654 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Thu 12:18 PM1364 km848 miles736 nmWest W
RecifeThu 11:18 AM1636 km1016 miles883 nmNorth N
Brasilia *Thu 12:18 PM1711 km1063 miles924 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaThu 11:18 AM2179 km1354 miles1176 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Asuncion *Thu 11:18 AM2485 km1544 miles1342 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Thu 12:18 PM2595 km1613 miles1401 nmSouthwest SW
Buenos AiresThu 11:18 AM2766 km1719 miles1494 nmSouthwest SW
BelémThu 11:18 AM2870 km1783 miles1550 nmNorthwest NW

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