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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 Friday, January 3, 2014 at 13:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 47' South, Longitude: 21° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.70 meters/second, 1539.7 km/hour, 956.7 miles/hour or 831.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.95 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 minorth15.95 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.8"956.32 miwest0° 00' 15.0"0.29 minorth956.33 mi
24 hours0° 06' 50.7"7.28 mieast0° 06' 12.2"7.12 minorth10.18 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 3, 2014 at 13:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 08' South, Longitude: 8° 22' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.13 meters/second, 1570.1 km/hour, 975.6 miles/hour or 847.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"16.26 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 minorth16.26 mi
1 hour14° 25' 25.6"975.45 miwest0° 10' 01.4"11.48 minorth975.82 mi
24 hours13° 28' 55.7"911.78 mieast4° 17' 14.5"294.67 minorth964.35 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownFri 1:30 PM1810 km1124 miles977 nmEast-northeast ENE
SalvadorFri 10:30 AM2112 km1312 miles1140 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeFri 10:30 AM2175 km1352 miles1175 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Fri 11:30 AM2237 km1390 miles1208 nmWest W
São Paulo *Fri 11:30 AM2585 km1606 miles1396 nmWest W
FortalezaFri 10:30 AM2807 km1744 miles1516 nmNorthwest NW
Brasilia *Fri 11:30 AM2888 km1794 miles1559 nmWest W
MonroviaFri 1:30 PM3419 km2125 miles1846 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownFri 1:30 PM3572 km2219 miles1929 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Montevideo *Fri 11:30 AM3630 km2255 miles1960 nmWest-southwest WSW
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