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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 2:46:00 PM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 14:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 30' South, Longitude: 38° 10' West

The ground speed is currently 442.45 meters/second, 1592.8 kilometres/hour, 989.7 miles/hour or 860.1 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.50 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miNorth16.50 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.3"989.48 miWest0° 00' 41.5"0.79 miNorth989.51 mi
24 hours0° 02' 12.0"2.42 miEast0° 16' 46.6"19.23 miNorth19.38 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 14:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 35' South, Longitude: 178° 46' East

The ground speed is currently 449.30 meters/second, 1617.5 kilometres/hour, 1005.1 miles/hour or 873.4 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.75 miWest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 miSouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 46.2"1004.96 miWest0° 11' 36.4"13.29 miSouth1005.03 mi
24 hours348° 34' 45.8"789.93 miWest4° 37' 35.0"317.88 miSouth850.40 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Vitória *Wed 12:46 PM383 km238 miles207 nmSouthwest SW
SalvadorWed 11:46 AM501 km311 miles271 nmNorth N
Belo Horizonte *Wed 12:46 PM666 km414 miles360 nmWest-southwest WSW
Rio de Janeiro *Wed 12:46 PM801 km498 miles432 nmSouthwest SW
Brasilia *Wed 12:46 PM1054 km655 miles569 nmWest W
RecifeWed 11:46 AM1103 km685 miles596 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São Paulo *Wed 12:46 PM1108 km689 miles598 nmSouthwest SW
FortalezaWed 11:46 AM1524 km947 miles823 nmNorth N
BelémWed 11:46 AM2103 km1307 miles1136 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Asuncion *Wed 11:46 AM2192 km1362 miles1184 nmWest-southwest WSW

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