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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 = Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 1:34:00 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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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 13:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 38' South, Longitude: 20° 57' 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"970.83 miWest0° 00' 30.0"0.58 miNorth970.86 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 Latitude: 7° 41' North, Longitude: 48° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.65 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 miNorth16.61 mi
1 hour14° 32' 25.9"996.77 miWest0° 10' 27.6"11.98 miNorth996.64 mi
24 hours11° 00' 03.4"754.14 miEast3° 56' 37.5"271.05 miNorth797.52 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 PM1692 km1051 miles913 nmEast-northeast ENE
RecifeThu 10:34 AM2047 km1272 miles1105 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorThu 10:34 AM2050 km1274 miles1107 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Thu 11:34 AM2312 km1436 miles1248 nmWest W
São Paulo *Thu 11:34 AM2667 km1657 miles1440 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaThu 10:34 AM2669 km1659 miles1441 nmNorthwest NW
Brasilia *Thu 11:34 AM2895 km1799 miles1563 nmWest W
MonroviaThu 1:34 PM3181 km1977 miles1718 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownThu 1:34 PM3330 km2069 miles1798 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AbidjanThu 1:34 PM3416 km2122 miles1844 nmNortheast NE

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