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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 13:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 54' South, Longitude: 29° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.32 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"16.72 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.72 mi
1 hour15° 00' 00.1"1002.75 miwest0° 00' 47.0"0.90 misouth1002.72 mi
24 hours0° 00' 00.2"0.00 mieast0° 18' 44.3"21.47 misouth21.47 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 13:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 32' South, Longitude: 41° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.55 meters/second, 1578.8 km/hour, 981.0 miles/hour or 852.5 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' 15.5"980.87 miwest0° 09' 28.6"10.86 misouth980.65 mi
24 hours13° 02' 19.4"883.81 mieast3° 28' 48.4"239.26 misouth909.80 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RecifeSat 10:40 AM963 km598 miles520 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorSat 10:40 AM1007 km626 miles544 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaSat 10:40 AM1594 km991 miles861 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Sat 11:40 AM1704 km1059 miles920 nmSouthwest SW
Brasilia *Sat 11:40 AM1988 km1236 miles1074 nmWest W
São Paulo *Sat 11:40 AM2049 km1273 miles1106 nmWest-southwest WSW
JamestownSat 1:40 PM2541 km1579 miles1372 nmEast E
BelémSat 10:40 AM2574 km1599 miles1390 nmWest-northwest WNW
MonroviaSat 1:40 PM3116 km1936 miles1683 nmNortheast NE
FreetownSat 1:40 PM3142 km1952 miles1696 nmNortheast NE
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