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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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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Monday, January 28, 2013 at 15:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 02' South
Longitude: 51° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.13 meters/second, 1588.1 km/hour, 986.8 miles/hour or 857.5 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.45 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.45 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.2"986.58 miwest0° 00' 40.0"0.76 minorth986.61 mi
24 hours0° 02' 35.6"2.85 mieast0° 16' 09.5"18.52 minorth18.74 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 28, 2013 at 15:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 8° 12' North
Longitude: 144° 01' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.92 meters/second, 1601.7 km/hour, 995.2 miles/hour or 864.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.59 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 misouth16.59 mi
1 hour14° 32' 05.3"995.19 miwest0° 10' 27.4"11.98 misouth995.48 mi
24 hours11° 09' 06.8"763.58 mieast4° 21' 20.4"299.32 misouth823.34 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Itumbiara *Mon 1:36 PM196 km122 miles106 nmEast-southeast ESE
Goiânia *Mon 1:36 PM234 km146 miles126 nmNortheast NE
Barra do GarçasMon 12:36 PM271 km169 miles146 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Brasilia *Mon 1:36 PM417 km259 miles225 nmNortheast NE
Pirassununga *Mon 1:36 PM578 km359 miles312 nmSoutheast SE
Campinas *Mon 1:36 PM677 km420 miles365 nmSoutheast SE
São Paulo *Mon 1:36 PM764 km475 miles413 nmSoutheast SE
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 1:36 PM983 km611 miles531 nmSoutheast SE
Asuncion *Mon 12:36 PM1054 km655 miles569 nmSouthwest SW
SalvadorMon 12:36 PM1457 km905 miles787 nmEast-northeast ENE
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