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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 Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 13:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 53' South
Longitude: 21° 46' 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"15.94 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 minorth15.94 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.4"955.71 miwest0° 00' 13.7"0.26 minorth955.72 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 15° 43' South
Longitude: 6° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.62 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' 43.4"958.67 miwest0° 07' 48.9"8.96 minorth959.01 mi
24 hours14° 11' 34.7"945.19 mieast3° 34' 45.8"246.09 minorth984.10 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 PM1851 km1150 miles1000 nmEast-northeast ENE
SalvadorThu 10:30 AM2081 km1293 miles1124 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeThu 10:30 AM2155 km1339 miles1164 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Thu 11:30 AM2195 km1364 miles1185 nmWest W
São Paulo *Thu 11:30 AM2544 km1580 miles1373 nmWest W
FortalezaThu 10:30 AM2787 km1732 miles1505 nmNorthwest NW
Brasilia *Thu 11:30 AM2850 km1771 miles1539 nmWest-northwest WNW
MonroviaThu 1:30 PM3444 km2140 miles1859 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Montevideo *Thu 11:30 AM3589 km2230 miles1938 nmWest-southwest WSW
FreetownThu 1:30 PM3593 km2232 miles1940 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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