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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 Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 14:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 15° 14' South
Longitude: 44° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.64 meters/second, 1611.5 km/hour, 1001.3 miles/hour or 870.1 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.69 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 misouth16.69 mi
1 hour14° 59' 59.7"1001.21 miwest0° 00' 46.4"0.89 misouth1001.18 mi
24 hours0° 00' 13.0"0.24 mieast0° 18' 28.6"21.18 misouth21.18 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 14:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 15° 08' South
Longitude: 43° 16' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.16 meters/second, 1552.2 km/hour, 964.5 miles/hour or 838.1 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.3"16.08 miwest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 misouth16.08 mi
1 hour14° 26' 24.5"964.29 miwest0° 07' 38.1"8.75 misouth964.04 mi
24 hours13° 44' 36.9"917.79 mieast2° 35' 54.2"178.69 misouth929.18 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Montes Claros *Sun 12:40 PM177 km110 miles95 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Brasilia *Sun 12:40 PM381 km237 miles206 nmWest W
Belo Horizonte *Sun 12:40 PM503 km312 miles271 nmSouth S
Goiânia *Sun 12:40 PM552 km343 miles298 nmWest-southwest WSW
SalvadorSun 11:40 AM684 km425 miles370 nmEast-northeast ENE
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 12:40 PM866 km538 miles467 nmSouth S
São Paulo *Sun 12:40 PM952 km592 miles514 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RecifeSun 11:40 AM1301 km809 miles703 nmNortheast NE
FortalezaSun 11:40 AM1420 km882 miles767 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BelémSun 11:40 AM1590 km988 miles858 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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