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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 Friday, January 25, 2013 at 15:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 48' South, Longitude: 54° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.15 meters/second, 1581.0 km/hour, 982.4 miles/hour or 853.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.37 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth16.37 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.8"982.06 miwest0° 00' 37.4"0.72 minorth982.09 mi
24 hours0° 03' 11.7"3.49 mieast0° 15' 10.3"17.39 minorth17.74 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 25, 2013 at 15:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 04' North, Longitude: 106° 20' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.91 meters/second, 1536.9 km/hour, 955.0 miles/hour or 829.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.92 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 misouth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 31' 00.9"954.71 miwest0° 05' 35.1"6.40 misouth954.99 mi
24 hours11° 31' 06.8"757.60 mieast2° 37' 14.5"180.21 misouth783.94 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 *Fri 12:52 PM179 km111 miles97 nmSouth S
Barra do GarçasFri 12:52 PM427 km265 miles231 nmNortheast NE
Goiânia *Fri 1:52 PM637 km396 miles344 nmEast-northeast ENE
San Ignacio de VelascoFri 11:52 AM698 km434 miles377 nmWest-northwest WNW
Asuncion *Fri 12:52 PM771 km479 miles416 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Brasilia *Fri 1:52 PM817 km507 miles441 nmEast-northeast ENE
São Paulo *Fri 1:52 PM1006 km625 miles543 nmEast-southeast ESE
SucreFri 11:52 AM1092 km679 miles590 nmWest W
Rio de Janeiro *Fri 1:52 PM1302 km809 miles703 nmEast-southeast ESE
La PazFri 11:52 AM1427 km887 miles771 nmWest W
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