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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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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 14:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 46' South
Longitude: 40° 59' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.78 meters/second, 1590.4 km/hour, 988.2 miles/hour or 858.8 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"988.04 miwest0° 00' 40.8"0.78 minorth988.07 mi
24 hours0° 02' 23.8"2.63 mieast0° 16' 28.2"18.88 minorth19.06 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 14:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 3° 58' North
Longitude: 164° 52' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.42 meters/second, 1614.3 km/hour, 1003.1 miles/hour or 871.7 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' 06.0"1003.06 miwest0° 11' 15.7"12.90 misouth1003.26 mi
24 hours11° 12' 38.3"773.65 mieast4° 35' 16.8"315.26 misouth836.64 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Teófilo Otoni *Tue 12:56 PM58 km36 miles31 nmWest W
Governador Valadares *Tue 12:56 PM161 km100 miles87 nmSouthwest SW
Vitória *Tue 12:56 PM289 km180 miles156 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Belo Horizonte *Tue 12:56 PM378 km235 miles204 nmSouthwest SW
SalvadorTue 11:56 AM596 km370 miles322 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Niterói *Tue 12:56 PM609 km379 miles329 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Rio de Janeiro *Tue 12:56 PM619 km385 miles334 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Brasilia *Tue 12:56 PM767 km477 miles414 nmWest-northwest WNW
São Paulo *Tue 12:56 PM870 km541 miles470 nmSouthwest SW
RecifeTue 11:56 AM1258 km782 miles679 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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