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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 = Friday, January 4, 2013 at 1:08:00 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).

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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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 Latitude: 22° 40' South, Longitude: 15° 44' 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"957.21 miWest0° 00' 16.4"0.31 miNorth957.23 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 Latitude: 6° 09' South, Longitude: 116° 45' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.27 meters/second, 1606.6 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"998.12 miWest0° 11' 25.8"13.09 miSouth998.03 mi
24 hours11° 58' 08.1"823.15 miEast4° 26' 30.9"305.26 miSouth873.94 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 PM1289 km801 miles696 nmNortheast NE
RecifeFri 10:08 AM2611 km1622 miles1410 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorFri 10:08 AM2635 km1637 miles1423 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Fri 11:08 AM2815 km1749 miles1520 nmWest W
São Paulo *Fri 11:08 AM3161 km1964 miles1707 nmWest W
FortalezaFri 10:08 AM3229 km2006 miles1743 nmNorthwest NW
MonroviaFri 1:08 PM3250 km2020 miles1755 nmNorth N
AbidjanFri 1:08 PM3348 km2080 miles1808 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Windhoek *Fri 3:08 PM3366 km2091 miles1817 nmEast E
LuandaFri 2:08 PM3450 km2144 miles1863 nmEast-northeast ENE

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