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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.

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 13:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 50' South, Longitude: 20° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 452.32 meters/second, 1628.3 km/hour, 1011.8 miles/hour or 879.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.86 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth16.86 mi
1 hour15° 00' 01.5"1011.74 miwest0° 00' 51.3"0.98 minorth1011.77 mi
24 hours0° 00' 42.5"0.80 miwest0° 20' 36.9"23.62 minorth23.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 13:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 59' North, Longitude: 28° 16' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.60 meters/second, 1593.4 km/hour, 990.1 miles/hour or 860.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.8"16.50 miwest0° 00' 09.8"0.19 minorth16.50 mi
1 hour14° 31' 51.5"990.00 miwest0° 09' 49.8"11.26 minorth989.81 mi
24 hours11° 15' 12.0"766.72 mieast3° 38' 33.8"250.41 minorth802.01 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 1:34 PM1602 km996 miles865 nmEast-southeast ESE
RecifeThu 10:34 AM1686 km1048 miles911 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorThu 10:34 AM1980 km1230 miles1069 nmWest W
FortalezaThu 10:34 AM2255 km1401 miles1218 nmWest-northwest WNW
MonroviaThu 1:34 PM2362 km1467 miles1275 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownThu 1:34 PM2482 km1543 miles1340 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryThu 1:34 PM2575 km1600 miles1390 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio de Janeiro *Thu 11:34 AM2672 km1660 miles1443 nmWest-southwest WSW
AbidjanThu 1:34 PM2693 km1673 miles1454 nmNortheast NE
YamoussoukroThu 1:34 PM2732 km1698 miles1475 nmNortheast NE
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