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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 areas 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 1:58:00 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 Friday, January 4, 2013 at 13:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 40' South, Longitude: 28° 13' West

The ground speed is currently 428.11 meters/second, 1541.2 kilometres/hour, 957.6 miles/hour or 832.2 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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"957.24 miWest0° 00' 16.4"0.31 miNorth957.25 mi
24 hours0° 06' 41.8"7.13 miEast0° 06' 46.1"7.76 miNorth10.54 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 4, 2013 at 13:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 18' South, Longitude: 128° 50' West

The ground speed is currently 446.11 meters/second, 1606.0 kilometres/hour, 997.9 miles/hour or 867.2 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"16.63 miWest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 miSouth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 44.7"997.77 miWest0° 11' 24.7"13.07 miSouth997.67 mi
24 hours11° 59' 26.6"824.40 miEast4° 25' 51.2"304.51 miSouth874.77 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorFri 10:58 AM1525 km948 miles823 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Fri 11:58 AM1535 km954 miles829 nmWest W
RecifeFri 10:58 AM1767 km1098 miles954 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Fri 11:58 AM1887 km1173 miles1019 nmWest W
Brasilia *Fri 11:58 AM2200 km1367 miles1188 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaFri 10:58 AM2370 km1473 miles1280 nmNorth-northwest NNW
JamestownFri 1:58 PM2477 km1539 miles1337 nmEast-northeast ENE
Asuncion *Fri 10:58 AM3002 km1865 miles1621 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Fri 11:58 AM3035 km1886 miles1639 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémFri 10:58 AM3209 km1994 miles1733 nmNorthwest NW

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