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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 Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 15:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 29' South, Longitude: 55° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.48 meters/second, 1592.9 km/hour, 989.8 miles/hour or 860.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.50 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.50 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.3"989.62 miwest0° 00' 41.5"0.80 minorth989.65 mi
24 hours0° 02' 11.3"2.41 mieast0° 16' 47.6"19.25 minorth19.40 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 15:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 49' South, Longitude: 161° 32' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.27 meters/second, 1617.4 km/hour, 1005.0 miles/hour or 873.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position 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' 44.5"1004.95 miwest0° 11' 36.7"13.30 misouth1005.02 mi
24 hours11° 26' 07.0"790.96 mieast4° 37' 21.9"317.65 misouth851.15 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Cuiabá *Wed 12:56 PM217 km135 miles117 nmNorth N
Barra do GarçasWed 12:56 PM430 km267 miles232 nmEast-northeast ENE
Brasilia *Wed 1:56 PM880 km547 miles475 nmEast E
Asuncion *Wed 12:56 PM881 km547 miles476 nmSouth S
SucreWed 11:56 AM1000 km622 miles540 nmWest-southwest WSW
São Paulo *Wed 1:56 PM1181 km734 miles638 nmSoutheast SE
La PazWed 11:56 AM1302 km809 miles703 nmWest W
Rio de Janeiro *Wed 1:56 PM1464 km910 miles790 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoWed 11:56 AM1528 km950 miles825 nmWest-northwest WNW
ManausWed 11:56 AM1651 km1026 miles891 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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