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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 2:08:00 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).

= 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 14:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 40' South, Longitude: 30° 43' 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"957.24 miWest0° 00' 16.4"0.31 miNorth957.26 mi
24 hours0° 06' 41.8"7.13 miEast0° 06' 46.3"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° 20' South, Longitude: 131° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.08 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"997.69 miWest0° 11' 24.6"13.07 miSouth997.59 mi
24 hours11° 59' 42.3"824.65 miEast4° 25' 43.2"304.35 miSouth874.94 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 PM1279 km795 miles691 nmWest W
SalvadorFri 11:08 AM1350 km839 miles729 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Fri 12:08 PM1632 km1014 miles881 nmWest W
RecifeFri 11:08 AM1676 km1042 miles905 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Brasilia *Fri 12:08 PM1956 km1215 miles1056 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaFri 11:08 AM2257 km1402 miles1219 nmNorth-northwest NNW
JamestownFri 2:08 PM2728 km1695 miles1473 nmEast-northeast ENE
Asuncion *Fri 11:08 AM2750 km1709 miles1485 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Fri 12:08 PM2821 km1753 miles1523 nmSouthwest SW
Buenos AiresFri 11:08 AM2997 km1862 miles1618 nmWest-southwest WSW

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