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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 = Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 2:34:00 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 Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 14:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 19' South, Longitude: 36° 13' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.55 meters/second, 1668.8 km/hour, 1036.9 miles/hour or 901.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.28 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miNorth17.28 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.3"1036.92 miWest0° 00' 59.1"1.13 miNorth1036.92 mi
24 hours0° 04' 11.3"4.83 miWest0° 23' 41.9"27.14 miNorth27.57 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 14:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 17' North, Longitude: 5° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.94 meters/second, 1580.2 km/hour, 981.9 miles/hour or 853.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.36 miWest0° 00' 08.8"0.17 miNorth16.36 mi
1 hour14° 31' 29.3"981.70 miWest0° 08' 50.7"10.13 miNorth981.47 mi
24 hours11° 26' 04.6"772.87 miEast3° 12' 33.6"220.63 miNorth798.83 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FortalezaThu 11:34 AM300 km187 miles162 nmWest-southwest WSW
NatalThu 11:34 AM402 km250 miles217 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Fernando de NoronhaThu 12:34 PM454 km282 miles245 nmEast-southeast ESE
RecifeThu 11:34 AM652 km405 miles352 nmSouth-southeast SSE
SalvadorThu 11:34 AM1206 km749 miles651 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BelémThu 11:34 AM1366 km849 miles738 nmWest W
CayenneThu 11:34 AM1963 km1220 miles1060 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaThu 11:34 AM1965 km1221 miles1061 nmSouthwest SW
ParamariboThu 11:34 AM2290 km1423 miles1237 nmWest-northwest WNW
PraiaThu 1:34 PM2365 km1469 miles1277 nmNortheast NE

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