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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 Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 14:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 46' South, Longitude: 38° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.78 meters/second, 1590.4 km/hour, 988.2 miles/hour or 858.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.47 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.47 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.8"987.96 miwest0° 00' 40.8"0.78 minorth987.99 mi
24 hours0° 02' 24.0"2.64 mieast0° 16' 27.9"18.87 minorth19.06 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 14:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 00' North, Longitude: 167° 33' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.40 meters/second, 1614.3 km/hour, 1003.1 miles/hour or 871.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.72 miwest0° 00' 11.1"0.21 misouth16.72 mi
1 hour14° 32' 06.1"1002.95 miwest0° 11' 15.4"12.89 misouth1003.15 mi
24 hours11° 12' 34.8"773.50 mieast4° 35' 12.7"315.16 misouth836.47 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Vitória *Tue 12:46 PM361 km224 miles195 nmSouthwest SW
SalvadorTue 11:46 AM533 km331 miles288 nmNorth N
Belo Horizonte *Tue 12:46 PM639 km397 miles345 nmWest-southwest WSW
Rio de Janeiro *Tue 12:46 PM775 km482 miles418 nmSouthwest SW
Brasilia *Tue 12:46 PM1055 km655 miles569 nmWest W
São Paulo *Tue 12:46 PM1087 km675 miles587 nmSouthwest SW
RecifeTue 11:46 AM1129 km702 miles610 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FortalezaTue 11:46 AM1552 km964 miles838 nmNorth N
BelémTue 11:46 AM2127 km1322 miles1149 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Asuncion *Tue 11:46 AM2175 km1352 miles1174 nmWest-southwest WSW
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