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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 Monday, February 4, 2013 at 14:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 03' South, Longitude: 37° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.83 meters/second, 1605.0 km/hour, 997.3 miles/hour or 866.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.62 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 minorth16.62 mi
1 hour14° 59' 56.6"997.15 miwest0° 00' 45.2"0.86 minorth997.18 mi
24 hours0° 01' 12.3"1.34 mieast0° 18' 14.2"20.90 minorth20.94 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, February 4, 2013 at 14:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 23' South, Longitude: 118° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.75 meters/second, 1514.7 km/hour, 941.2 miles/hour or 817.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"15.69 miwest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 misouth15.69 mi
1 hour14° 25' 07.7"940.93 miwest0° 04' 30.3"5.17 misouth940.73 mi
24 hours14° 10' 32.4"925.08 mieast1° 12' 05.8"82.66 misouth925.29 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
IlhéusMon 11:44 AM195 km121 miles105 nmNorthwest NW
ItabunaMon 11:44 AM213 km132 miles115 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorMon 11:44 AM349 km217 miles189 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Vitória *Mon 12:44 PM544 km338 miles294 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RecifeMon 11:44 AM935 km581 miles505 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 12:44 PM952 km591 miles514 nmSouthwest SW
Brasilia *Mon 12:44 PM1081 km671 miles584 nmWest W
São Paulo *Mon 12:44 PM1244 km773 miles672 nmSouthwest SW
FortalezaMon 11:44 AM1364 km847 miles736 nmNorth N
BelémMon 11:44 AM1996 km1240 miles1078 nmNorthwest NW
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