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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 = Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 1:30:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 13:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 53' South, Longitude: 21° 29' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.39 meters/second, 1538.6 km/hour, 956.1 miles/hour or 830.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.93 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miNorth15.93 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.4"955.64 miWest0° 00' 13.7"0.26 miNorth955.65 mi
24 hours0° 06' 56.7"7.38 miEast0° 05' 45.0"6.60 miNorth9.90 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 13:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 43' South, Longitude: 5° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.61 meters/second, 1543.0 km/hour, 958.8 miles/hour or 833.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.6"15.98 miWest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 miNorth15.98 mi
1 hour14° 23' 43.3"958.59 miWest0° 07' 48.7"8.95 miNorth958.93 mi
24 hours14° 11' 36.6"945.15 miEast3° 34' 43.2"246.03 miNorth984.05 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 1:30 PM1825 km1134 miles985 nmEast-northeast ENE
SalvadorThu 10:30 AM2105 km1308 miles1137 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeThu 10:30 AM2179 km1354 miles1177 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Thu 11:30 AM2224 km1382 miles1201 nmWest W
São Paulo *Thu 11:30 AM2572 km1598 miles1389 nmWest W
FortalezaThu 10:30 AM2804 km1742 miles1514 nmNorthwest NW
Brasilia *Thu 11:30 AM2878 km1788 miles1554 nmWest W
MonroviaThu 1:30 PM3433 km2133 miles1854 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownThu 1:30 PM3585 km2228 miles1936 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Montevideo *Thu 11:30 AM3615 km2246 miles1952 nmWest-southwest WSW

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