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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 Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 15:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 21' South, Longitude: 56° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.71 meters/second, 1575.7 km/hour, 979.1 miles/hour or 850.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.32 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth16.32 mi
1 hour14° 59' 50.5"978.88 miwest0° 00' 35.5"0.68 minorth978.91 mi
24 hours0° 03' 39.9"3.99 mieast0° 14' 24.1"16.51 minorth16.99 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 15:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 51' South, Longitude: 157° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.83 meters/second, 1587.0 km/hour, 986.1 miles/hour or 856.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"16.44 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 misouth16.44 mi
1 hour14° 30' 44.2"985.99 miwest0° 09' 00.1"10.31 misouth985.80 mi
24 hours12° 02' 28.6"818.13 mieast3° 21' 45.2"231.16 misouth845.28 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Campo Grande *Thu 12:56 PM215 km134 miles116 nmEast-southeast ESE
Fuerte Olimpo *Thu 12:56 PM248 km154 miles134 nmSouthwest SW
Barra do GarçasThu 12:56 PM576 km358 miles311 nmNortheast NE
San Ignacio de VelascoThu 11:56 AM593 km368 miles320 nmWest-northwest WNW
Asuncion *Thu 12:56 PM671 km417 miles362 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SucreThu 11:56 AM942 km585 miles509 nmWest W
Brasilia *Thu 1:56 PM977 km607 miles528 nmEast-northeast ENE
São Paulo *Thu 1:56 PM1106 km687 miles597 nmEast-southeast ESE
La PazThu 11:56 AM1291 km802 miles697 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Thu 1:56 PM1420 km882 miles767 nmEast-southeast ESE
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