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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

UTC time = Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:56:00 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).

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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° 40' 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"989.55 miWest0° 00' 41.5"0.79 miNorth989.58 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° 49' 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"1004.88 miWest0° 11' 36.7"13.30 miSouth1004.95 mi
24 hours11° 26' 06.1"790.89 miEast4° 37' 22.1"317.64 miSouth851.08 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 PM214 km133 miles116 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Barra do GarçasWed 12:56 PM403 km251 miles218 nmEast-northeast ENE
San Ignacio de VelascoWed 11:56 AM578 km359 miles312 nmWest-northwest WNW
Brasilia *Wed 1:56 PM851 km529 miles459 nmEast-northeast ENE
Asuncion *Wed 12:56 PM887 km551 miles479 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SucreWed 11:56 AM1029 km640 miles556 nmWest W
São Paulo *Wed 1:56 PM1156 km718 miles624 nmSoutheast SE
La PazWed 11:56 AM1332 km828 miles719 nmWest W
Rio de Janeiro *Wed 1:56 PM1437 km893 miles776 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoWed 11:56 AM1555 km966 miles839 nmWest-northwest WNW

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