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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 = Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 1:40:00 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 Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 13:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 56' South, Longitude: 27° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.22 meters/second, 1664.0 km/hour, 1034.0 miles/hour or 898.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.23 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.23 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.0"1033.94 miWest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 miSouth1033.92 mi
24 hours0° 04' 24.3"5.06 miWest0° 23' 01.5"26.37 miSouth26.85 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 13:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 05' South, Longitude: 22° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.64 meters/second, 1593.5 km/hour, 990.2 miles/hour or 860.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.7"16.50 miWest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 miSouth16.50 mi
1 hour14° 29' 37.8"989.99 miWest0° 10' 07.3"11.59 miSouth989.82 mi
24 hours12° 25' 06.1"848.24 miEast3° 48' 54.4"262.23 miSouth882.93 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Fernando de NoronhaSat 11:40 AM516 km320 miles278 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeSat 10:40 AM847 km526 miles457 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaSat 10:40 AM1185 km737 miles640 nmWest W
SalvadorSat 10:40 AM1463 km909 miles790 nmSouthwest SW
FreetownSat 1:40 PM2204 km1369 miles1190 nmNortheast NE
ConakrySat 1:40 PM2243 km1394 miles1211 nmNortheast NE
PraiaSat 12:40 PM2248 km1397 miles1214 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MonroviaSat 1:40 PM2272 km1411 miles1227 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauSat 1:40 PM2305 km1432 miles1244 nmNortheast NE
BelémSat 10:40 AM2317 km1440 miles1251 nmWest W

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