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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 Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 15:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 18' South, Longitude: 55° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.86 meters/second, 1576.3 km/hour, 979.5 miles/hour or 851.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.33 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth16.33 mi
1 hour14° 59' 50.7"979.23 miwest0° 00' 35.8"0.68 minorth979.26 mi
24 hours0° 03' 35.7"3.92 mieast0° 14' 28.9"16.60 minorth17.06 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 15:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 43' North, Longitude: 82° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.87 meters/second, 1511.5 km/hour, 939.2 miles/hour or 816.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.65 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 41.4"938.97 miwest0° 01' 04.9"1.24 misouth939.02 mi
24 hours11° 43' 18.7"758.55 mieast0° 52' 41.5"60.42 misouth763.11 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Campo Grande *Wed 12:52 PM143 km89 miles77 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Barra do GarçasWed 12:52 PM495 km308 miles267 nmNortheast NE
San Ignacio de VelascoWed 11:52 AM682 km424 miles369 nmWest-northwest WNW
Asuncion *Wed 12:52 PM706 km438 miles381 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Brasilia *Wed 1:52 PM877 km545 miles473 nmEast-northeast ENE
São Paulo *Wed 1:52 PM1014 km630 miles548 nmEast-southeast ESE
SucreWed 11:52 AM1049 km652 miles567 nmWest W
Rio de Janeiro *Wed 1:52 PM1321 km821 miles713 nmEast-southeast ESE
La PazWed 11:52 AM1395 km867 miles753 nmWest W
RosarioWed 12:52 PM1605 km997 miles867 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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