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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 3:08:00 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 15:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 46' South, Longitude: 45° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.79 meters/second, 1540.1 km/hour, 956.9 miles/hour or 831.6 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"956.53 miWest0° 00' 15.3"0.29 miNorth956.55 mi
24 hours0° 06' 47.5"7.23 miEast0° 06' 20.5"7.27 miNorth10.26 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 15:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 54' South, Longitude: 157° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.10 meters/second, 1616.8 km/hour, 1004.6 miles/hour or 873.0 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 miSouth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 31' 47.7"1004.49 miWest0° 11' 37.8"13.32 miSouth1004.52 mi
24 hours11° 28' 43.4"793.55 miEast4° 37' 27.6"317.75 miSouth853.02 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
São José dos Campos *Thu 1:08 PM51 km32 miles28 nmSouth S
São Paulo *Thu 1:08 PM120 km75 miles65 nmSouthwest SW
Campinas *Thu 1:08 PM127 km79 miles69 nmWest W
Santos *Thu 1:08 PM142 km89 miles77 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Volta Redonda *Thu 1:08 PM180 km112 miles97 nmEast E
Pirassununga *Thu 1:08 PM185 km115 miles100 nmWest-northwest WNW
Sorocaba *Thu 1:08 PM186 km115 miles100 nmWest-southwest WSW
Rio de Janeiro *Thu 1:08 PM273 km169 miles147 nmEast E
Petrópolis *Thu 1:08 PM274 km170 miles148 nmEast E
Niterói *Thu 1:08 PM279 km174 miles151 nmEast E

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