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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 = Saturday, January 5, 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 Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 14:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 33' South, Longitude: 30° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.46 meters/second, 1542.5 km/hour, 958.4 miles/hour or 832.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.97 miWest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 miNorth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.4"958.03 miWest0° 00' 17.5"0.33 miNorth958.05 mi
24 hours0° 06' 35.3"7.02 miEast0° 07' 13.1"8.28 miNorth10.86 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 14:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 46' South, Longitude: 119° 16' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.15 meters/second, 1584.5 km/hour, 984.6 miles/hour or 855.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.1"16.41 miWest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 miSouth16.41 mi
1 hour14° 29' 08.6"984.37 miWest0° 10' 35.3"12.13 miSouth984.16 mi
24 hours12° 42' 37.4"863.75 miEast3° 58' 05.2"272.78 miSouth899.71 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 *Sat 12:08 PM1292 km803 miles697 nmWest W
SalvadorSat 11:08 AM1347 km837 miles727 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Sat 12:08 PM1645 km1022 miles888 nmWest W
RecifeSat 11:08 AM1668 km1036 miles900 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Brasilia *Sat 12:08 PM1962 km1219 miles1060 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaSat 11:08 AM2250 km1398 miles1215 nmNorth-northwest NNW
JamestownSat 2:08 PM2714 km1686 miles1465 nmEast-northeast ENE
Asuncion *Sat 11:08 AM2764 km1717 miles1492 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Sat 12:08 PM2837 km1763 miles1532 nmSouthwest SW
Buenos AiresSat 11:08 AM3014 km1873 miles1627 nmWest-southwest WSW

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