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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 Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 13:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 54' South, Longitude: 26° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.33 meters/second, 1614.0 km/hour, 1002.9 miles/hour or 871.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.71 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.71 mi
1 hour15° 00' 00.1"1002.69 miwest0° 00' 47.0"0.90 misouth1002.66 mi
24 hours0° 00' 00.1"0.00 mieast0° 18' 44.4"21.47 misouth21.47 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 13:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 30' South, Longitude: 39° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.60 meters/second, 1579.0 km/hour, 981.1 miles/hour or 852.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.2"16.35 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 misouth16.35 mi
1 hour14° 28' 16.3"980.92 miwest0° 09' 29.2"10.87 misouth980.70 mi
24 hours13° 01' 59.7"883.47 mieast3° 29' 07.8"239.61 misouth909.57 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RecifeSat 10:30 AM1176 km730 miles635 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorSat 10:30 AM1302 km809 miles703 nmWest W
FortalezaSat 10:30 AM1802 km1120 miles973 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Sat 11:30 AM1959 km1217 miles1058 nmWest-southwest WSW
JamestownSat 1:30 PM2244 km1394 miles1211 nmEast E
Brasilia *Sat 11:30 AM2286 km1421 miles1234 nmWest W
São Paulo *Sat 11:30 AM2311 km1436 miles1248 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémSat 10:30 AM2828 km1757 miles1527 nmWest-northwest WNW
MonroviaSat 1:30 PM2924 km1817 miles1579 nmNortheast NE
FreetownSat 1:30 PM2978 km1850 miles1608 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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