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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 Monday, January 28, 2013 at 15:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 02' South, Longitude: 55° 45' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.14 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"986.53 miwest0° 00' 40.0"0.76 minorth986.56 mi
24 hours0° 02' 35.5"2.84 mieast0° 16' 09.9"18.53 minorth18.75 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 28, 2013 at 15:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 09' North, Longitude: 139° 27' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.98 meters/second, 1601.9 km/hour, 995.4 miles/hour or 865.0 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' 05.5"995.26 miwest0° 10' 28.1"11.99 misouth995.55 mi
24 hours11° 09' 06.4"763.63 mieast4° 21' 36.1"299.60 misouth823.46 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Barra do GarçasMon 12:56 PM440 km273 miles238 nmEast-northeast ENE
San Ignacio de VelascoMon 11:56 AM584 km363 miles316 nmWest-northwest WNW
Asuncion *Mon 12:56 PM826 km514 miles446 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Brasilia *Mon 1:56 PM873 km543 miles472 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreMon 11:56 AM1011 km628 miles546 nmWest W
São Paulo *Mon 1:56 PM1129 km701 miles610 nmSoutheast SE
La PazMon 11:56 AM1328 km825 miles717 nmWest W
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 1:56 PM1419 km882 miles766 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoMon 11:56 AM1578 km980 miles852 nmWest-northwest WNW
CórdobaMon 12:56 PM1709 km1062 miles923 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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