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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 2:18:00 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).

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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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 Latitude: 22° 40' South, Longitude: 33° 13' 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"957.25 miWest0° 00' 16.4"0.31 miNorth957.26 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 Latitude: 6° 22' South, Longitude: 133° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.04 meters/second, 1605.8 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' 43.5"997.62 miWest0° 11' 24.4"13.06 miSouth997.52 mi
24 hours11° 59' 58.1"824.90 miEast4° 25' 35.2"304.20 miSouth875.10 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 PM1023 km636 miles552 nmWest W
SalvadorFri 11:18 AM1207 km750 miles652 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Fri 12:18 PM1377 km856 miles743 nmWest W
RecifeFri 11:18 AM1626 km1010 miles878 nmNorth N
Brasilia *Fri 12:18 PM1717 km1067 miles927 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaFri 11:18 AM2171 km1349 miles1172 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Asuncion *Fri 11:18 AM2498 km1552 miles1349 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Fri 12:18 PM2611 km1623 miles1410 nmSouthwest SW
Buenos AiresFri 11:18 AM2782 km1729 miles1502 nmSouthwest SW
BelémFri 11:18 AM2868 km1782 miles1548 nmNorthwest NW

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