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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 14:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 40' South, Longitude: 31° 00' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.11 meters/second, 1541.2 km/hour, 957.7 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"957.31 miwest0° 00' 16.4"0.31 minorth957.33 mi
24 hours0° 06' 41.8"7.13 mieast0° 06' 46.4"7.77 minorth10.55 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 4, 2013 at 14:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 21' South, Longitude: 131° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.07 meters/second, 1605.9 km/hour, 997.8 miles/hour or 867.1 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' 44.0"997.76 miwest0° 11' 24.6"13.07 misouth997.66 mi
24 hours11° 59' 44.2"824.74 mieast4° 25' 42.4"304.36 misouth875.01 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Rio de Janeiro *Fri 12:08 PM1251 km777 miles675 nmWest W
SalvadorFri 11:08 AM1333 km828 miles720 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Fri 12:08 PM1604 km996 miles866 nmWest W
RecifeFri 11:08 AM1664 km1034 miles898 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Brasilia *Fri 12:08 PM1929 km1198 miles1041 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaFri 11:08 AM2246 km1396 miles1213 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Asuncion *Fri 11:08 AM2722 km1691 miles1470 nmWest-southwest WSW
JamestownFri 2:08 PM2756 km1712 miles1488 nmEast-northeast ENE
Montevideo *Fri 12:08 PM2796 km1737 miles1510 nmSouthwest SW
Buenos AiresFri 11:08 AM2973 km1847 miles1605 nmWest-southwest WSW
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