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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 Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 14:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 30' South, Longitude: 34° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 451.10 meters/second, 1623.9 km/hour, 1009.1 miles/hour or 876.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.82 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 minorth16.82 mi
1 hour15° 00' 00.6"1008.91 miwest0° 00' 50.2"0.96 minorth1008.94 mi
24 hours0° 00' 20.5"0.38 miwest0° 20' 12.1"23.15 minorth23.15 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 14:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 23' North, Longitude: 8° 45' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.80 meters/second, 1615.7 km/hour, 1003.9 miles/hour or 872.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"16.73 miwest0° 00' 11.7"0.23 minorth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 31' 01.1"1003.86 miwest0° 11' 48.0"13.51 minorth1003.91 mi
24 hours11° 27' 54.1"792.82 mieast4° 35' 04.3"315.01 minorth851.61 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorTue 11:34 AM388 km241 miles210 nmWest W
MaceióTue 11:34 AM433 km269 miles234 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RecifeTue 11:34 AM598 km371 miles323 nmNorth N
FortalezaTue 11:34 AM1151 km715 miles621 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Rio de Janeiro *Tue 12:34 PM1362 km846 miles735 nmSouthwest SW
Brasilia *Tue 12:34 PM1416 km880 miles765 nmWest-southwest WSW
São Paulo *Tue 12:34 PM1661 km1032 miles897 nmSouthwest SW
BelémTue 11:34 AM2000 km1243 miles1080 nmNorthwest NW
Asuncion *Tue 11:34 AM2711 km1684 miles1464 nmWest-southwest WSW
CayenneTue 11:34 AM2802 km1741 miles1513 nmNorthwest NW
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