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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

UTC time = Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 1:48:00 PM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 13:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 23' South, Longitude: 26° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.84 meters/second, 1533.0 km/hour, 952.6 miles/hour or 827.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.88 miWest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 miNorth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.4"952.14 miWest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 miNorth952.14 mi
24 hours0° 07' 25.1"7.85 miEast0° 02' 03.0"2.35 miNorth8.20 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 13:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 02' South, Longitude: 118° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.61 meters/second, 1615.0 km/hour, 1003.5 miles/hour or 872.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.5"16.72 miWest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 miSouth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 32' 31.9"1003.40 miWest0° 10' 19.9"11.83 miSouth1003.37 mi
24 hours11° 14' 14.7"775.38 miEast4° 04' 25.6"279.93 miSouth821.92 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Rio de Janeiro *Wed 11:48 AM1662 km1033 miles897 nmWest W
SalvadorWed 10:48 AM1675 km1041 miles905 nmNorthwest NW
RecifeWed 10:48 AM1896 km1178 miles1024 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Wed 11:48 AM2010 km1249 miles1085 nmWest W
Brasilia *Wed 11:48 AM2348 km1459 miles1268 nmWest-northwest WNW
JamestownWed 1:48 PM2371 km1473 miles1280 nmEast-northeast ENE
FortalezaWed 10:48 AM2505 km1557 miles1353 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Montevideo *Wed 11:48 AM3104 km1929 miles1676 nmWest-southwest WSW
Asuncion *Wed 10:48 AM3115 km1936 miles1682 nmWest W
Buenos AiresWed 10:48 AM3289 km2044 miles1776 nmWest-southwest WSW

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