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Day and Night World Map

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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 Friday, November 1, 2013 at 13:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 14° 35' South
Longitude: 29° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.97 meters/second, 1616.3 km/hour, 1004.3 miles/hour or 872.7 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.74 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.74 mi
1 hour15° 00' 00.6"1004.21 miwest0° 00' 47.6"0.91 misouth1004.18 mi
24 hours0° 00' 12.0"0.22 miwest0° 18' 58.8"21.75 misouth21.75 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 1, 2013 at 13:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 7° 30' South
Longitude: 54° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.58 meters/second, 1600.5 km/hour, 994.5 miles/hour or 864.2 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.9"16.57 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 misouth16.58 mi
1 hour14° 29' 56.6"994.41 miwest0° 10' 29.4"12.02 misouth994.28 mi
24 hours12° 20' 16.2"846.19 mieast4° 01' 31.4"276.67 misouth885.89 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RecifeFri 10:40 AM936 km582 miles505 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorFri 10:40 AM1001 km622 miles540 nmWest W
FortalezaFri 10:40 AM1568 km974 miles847 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Fri 11:40 AM1724 km1071 miles931 nmSouthwest SW
Brasilia *Fri 11:40 AM1992 km1238 miles1076 nmWest W
São Paulo *Fri 11:40 AM2067 km1284 miles1116 nmWest-southwest WSW
JamestownFri 1:40 PM2544 km1581 miles1374 nmEast E
BelémFri 10:40 AM2555 km1587 miles1379 nmWest-northwest WNW
MonroviaFri 1:40 PM3090 km1920 miles1669 nmNortheast NE
FreetownFri 1:40 PM3113 km1934 miles1681 nmNortheast NE
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