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Day and Night World Map

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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, January 4, 2013 at 13:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 40' South
Longitude: 16° 00' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.09 meters/second, 1541.1 km/hour, 957.6 miles/hour or 832.1 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.96 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 minorth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.0"957.28 miwest0° 00' 16.4"0.31 minorth957.29 mi
24 hours0° 06' 42.0"7.13 mieast0° 06' 45.2"7.75 minorth10.53 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 4, 2013 at 13:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 6° 09' South
Longitude: 117° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.26 meters/second, 1606.5 km/hour, 998.3 miles/hour or 867.5 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"16.64 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 misouth16.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 47.4"998.18 miwest0° 11' 25.8"13.09 misouth998.09 mi
24 hours11° 58' 09.9"823.24 mieast4° 26' 29.9"305.26 misouth874.02 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownFri 1:08 PM1313 km816 miles709 nmEast-northeast ENE
RecifeFri 10:08 AM2583 km1605 miles1395 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorFri 10:08 AM2609 km1621 miles1409 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Fri 11:08 AM2786 km1731 miles1504 nmWest W
São Paulo *Fri 11:08 AM3133 km1947 miles1692 nmWest W
FortalezaFri 10:08 AM3209 km1994 miles1733 nmNorthwest NW
MonroviaFri 1:08 PM3256 km2023 miles1758 nmNorth N
AbidjanFri 1:08 PM3359 km2087 miles1814 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Windhoek *Fri 3:08 PM3397 km2111 miles1834 nmEast E
Brasilia *Fri 11:08 AM3429 km2131 miles1852 nmWest W
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