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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 Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 13:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 51' South
Longitude: 19° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.58 meters/second, 1589.7 km/hour, 987.8 miles/hour or 858.4 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.46 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.46 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.4"987.58 miwest0° 00' 40.5"0.78 minorth987.62 mi
24 hours0° 02' 30.0"2.75 mieast0° 16' 23.0"18.78 minorth18.98 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 13:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 03' South
Longitude: 40° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.47 meters/second, 1531.7 km/hour, 951.8 miles/hour or 827.1 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.2"15.86 miwest0° 00' 06.1"0.12 minorth15.86 mi
1 hour14° 23' 14.0"951.60 miwest0° 06' 15.5"7.17 minorth951.89 mi
24 hours14° 32' 18.9"961.61 mieast3° 03' 03.3"209.79 minorth991.41 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownWed 1:30 PM1483 km922 miles801 nmEast E
RecifeWed 10:30 AM1986 km1234 miles1072 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorWed 10:30 AM2107 km1309 miles1138 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Wed 11:30 AM2533 km1574 miles1368 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaWed 10:30 AM2601 km1616 miles1404 nmNorthwest NW
MonroviaWed 1:30 PM2839 km1764 miles1533 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São Paulo *Wed 11:30 AM2892 km1797 miles1561 nmWest-southwest WSW
FreetownWed 1:30 PM2994 km1860 miles1616 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Brasilia *Wed 11:30 AM3031 km1883 miles1637 nmWest W
AbidjanWed 1:30 PM3076 km1911 miles1661 nmNortheast NE
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