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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

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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° 47' 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"958.93 miwest0° 00' 18.5"0.36 minorth958.95 mi
24 hours0° 06' 28.5"6.91 mieast0° 07' 39.6"8.78 minorth11.18 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° 56' 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' 11.3"967.09 miwest0° 09' 04.5"10.40 misouth966.81 mi
24 hours13° 31' 31.9"905.04 mieast3° 12' 52.4"221.06 misouth924.69 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 AM1543 km959 miles833 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 11:56 AM1583 km984 miles855 nmWest W
RecifeSun 10:56 AM1758 km1093 miles949 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Sun 11:56 AM1935 km1203 miles1045 nmWest W
Brasilia *Sun 11:56 AM2236 km1390 miles1207 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaSun 10:56 AM2372 km1474 miles1281 nmNorth-northwest NNW
JamestownSun 1:56 PM2427 km1508 miles1310 nmEast-northeast ENE
Asuncion *Sun 10:56 AM3051 km1896 miles1648 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Sun 11:56 AM3085 km1917 miles1666 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémSun 10:56 AM3225 km2004 miles1742 nmNorthwest NW
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