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Day and Night World Map

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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 14:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 40' South
Longitude: 33° 30' 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"957.32 miwest0° 00' 16.4"0.31 minorth957.33 mi
24 hours0° 06' 41.7"7.13 mieast0° 06' 46.5"7.77 minorth10.55 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 4, 2013 at 14:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 6° 22' South
Longitude: 133° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.04 meters/second, 1605.7 km/hour, 997.8 miles/hour or 867.0 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' 43.4"997.68 miwest0° 11' 24.4"13.06 misouth997.58 mi
24 hours12° 00' 00.0"824.99 mieast4° 25' 34.3"304.20 misouth875.18 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 12:18 PM994 km618 miles537 nmWest W
SalvadorFri 11:18 AM1195 km743 miles645 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Fri 12:18 PM1348 km838 miles728 nmWest W
RecifeFri 11:18 AM1618 km1005 miles874 nmNorth N
Brasilia *Fri 12:18 PM1691 km1051 miles913 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaFri 11:18 AM2163 km1344 miles1168 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Asuncion *Fri 11:18 AM2470 km1535 miles1334 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Fri 12:18 PM2587 km1607 miles1397 nmSouthwest SW
Buenos AiresFri 11:18 AM2759 km1714 miles1490 nmSouthwest SW
BelémFri 11:18 AM2852 km1772 miles1540 nmNorthwest NW
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