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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 Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 13:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 38' South
Longitude: 21° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.15 meters/second, 1563.0 km/hour, 971.2 miles/hour or 843.9 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.19 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 minorth16.19 mi
1 hour14° 59' 47.8"970.90 miwest0° 00' 30.0"0.58 minorth970.93 mi
24 hours0° 04' 46.6"5.16 mieast0° 12' 13.7"14.02 minorth14.94 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 13:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 7° 41' North
Longitude: 48° 15' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.64 meters/second, 1604.3 km/hour, 996.9 miles/hour or 866.3 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.61 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.62 mi
1 hour14° 32' 25.9"996.83 miwest0° 10' 27.5"11.98 minorth996.70 mi
24 hours11° 00' 03.3"754.19 mieast3° 56' 36.1"271.04 minorth797.56 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 1:34 PM1720 km1069 miles929 nmEast-northeast ENE
RecifeThu 10:34 AM2021 km1256 miles1091 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorThu 10:34 AM2024 km1258 miles1093 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Thu 11:34 AM2283 km1419 miles1233 nmWest W
São Paulo *Thu 11:34 AM2638 km1639 miles1425 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaThu 10:34 AM2651 km1647 miles1431 nmNorthwest NW
Brasilia *Thu 11:34 AM2866 km1781 miles1548 nmWest W
MonroviaThu 1:34 PM3192 km1983 miles1723 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownThu 1:34 PM3338 km2074 miles1802 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AbidjanThu 1:34 PM3432 km2133 miles1853 nmNortheast NE
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