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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 = Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 1:56:00 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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 13:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 26' South, Longitude: 27° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.83 meters/second, 1543.8 km/hour, 959.3 miles/hour or 833.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.99 miWest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 miNorth15.99 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.7"958.86 miWest0° 00' 18.5"0.36 miNorth958.88 mi
24 hours0° 06' 28.5"6.90 miEast0° 07' 39.6"8.78 miNorth11.17 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 13:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 42' South, Longitude: 103° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.42 meters/second, 1556.7 km/hour, 967.3 miles/hour or 840.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"16.12 miWest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 miSouth16.12 mi
1 hour14° 27' 11.4"967.03 miWest0° 09' 04.6"10.40 miSouth966.75 mi
24 hours13° 31' 29.5"904.94 miEast3° 12' 54.9"221.09 miSouth924.61 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorSun 10:56 AM1564 km972 miles844 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 11:56 AM1612 km1001 miles870 nmWest W
RecifeSun 10:56 AM1776 km1104 miles959 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Sun 11:56 AM1964 km1220 miles1060 nmWest W
Brasilia *Sun 11:56 AM2264 km1407 miles1222 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaSun 10:56 AM2386 km1482 miles1288 nmNorth-northwest NNW
JamestownSun 1:56 PM2399 km1490 miles1295 nmEast-northeast ENE
Asuncion *Sun 10:56 AM3080 km1914 miles1663 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Sun 11:56 AM3111 km1933 miles1680 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémSun 10:56 AM3245 km2017 miles1752 nmNorthwest NW

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