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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

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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° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.11 meters/second, 1541.2 km/hour, 957.6 miles/hour or 832.2 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"957.30 miwest0° 00' 16.4"0.31 minorth957.32 mi
24 hours0° 06' 41.8"7.13 mieast0° 06' 46.2"7.77 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° 19' South, Longitude: 129° 06' West

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

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"16.63 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 misouth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 44.6"997.83 miwest0° 11' 24.7"13.07 misouth997.73 mi
24 hours11° 59' 28.3"824.49 mieast4° 25' 50.3"304.51 misouth874.85 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorFri 10:58 AM1506 km936 miles813 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Fri 11:58 AM1507 km936 miles814 nmWest W
RecifeFri 10:58 AM1750 km1087 miles945 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Fri 11:58 AM1859 km1155 miles1004 nmWest W
Brasilia *Fri 11:58 AM2172 km1350 miles1173 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaFri 10:58 AM2358 km1465 miles1273 nmNorth-northwest NNW
JamestownFri 1:58 PM2505 km1556 miles1352 nmEast-northeast ENE
Asuncion *Fri 10:58 AM2974 km1848 miles1606 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Fri 11:58 AM3009 km1870 miles1625 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémFri 10:58 AM3190 km1982 miles1722 nmNorthwest NW
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