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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 Friday, November 1, 2013 at 15:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 37' South, Longitude: 59° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.92 meters/second, 1616.1 km/hour, 1004.2 miles/hour or 872.6 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"1004.09 miwest0° 00' 47.6"0.91 misouth1004.06 mi
24 hours0° 00' 11.0"0.20 miwest0° 18' 57.6"21.73 misouth21.73 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 1, 2013 at 15:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 51' South, Longitude: 83° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.15 meters/second, 1598.9 km/hour, 993.5 miles/hour or 863.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.7"16.56 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 misouth16.56 mi
1 hour14° 29' 48.9"993.44 miwest0° 10' 25.9"11.95 misouth993.30 mi
24 hours12° 23' 39.1"849.36 mieast3° 59' 28.1"274.32 misouth888.03 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Santa CruzFri 11:40 AM537 km334 miles290 nmSouthwest SW
SucreFri 11:40 AM795 km494 miles429 nmSouthwest SW
La PazFri 11:40 AM962 km598 miles519 nmWest-southwest WSW
Rio BrancoFri 11:40 AM1051 km653 miles568 nmWest-northwest WNW
Asuncion *Fri 12:40 PM1195 km742 miles645 nmSouth S
Brasilia *Fri 1:40 PM1242 km772 miles671 nmEast E
ManausFri 11:40 AM1274 km792 miles688 nmNorth N
São Paulo *Fri 1:40 PM1666 km1035 miles899 nmSoutheast SE
BelémFri 12:40 PM1886 km1172 miles1018 nmNortheast NE
CórdobaFri 12:40 PM1923 km1195 miles1039 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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