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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 = Wednesday, January 29, 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).

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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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 Latitude: 17° 51' South, Longitude: 19° 13' 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"987.51 miWest0° 00' 40.5"0.78 miNorth987.55 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 Latitude: 17° 03' South, Longitude: 39° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.47 meters/second, 1531.7 km/hour, 951.7 miles/hour or 827.0 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' 13.9"951.52 miWest0° 06' 15.3"7.17 miNorth951.81 mi
24 hours14° 32' 20.0"961.55 miEast3° 03' 00.2"209.71 miNorth991.34 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 PM1454 km903 miles785 nmEast E
RecifeWed 10:30 AM2015 km1252 miles1088 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorWed 10:30 AM2135 km1327 miles1153 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Wed 11:30 AM2561 km1592 miles1383 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaWed 10:30 AM2621 km1629 miles1415 nmNorthwest NW
MonroviaWed 1:30 PM2829 km1758 miles1527 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São Paulo *Wed 11:30 AM2920 km1814 miles1577 nmWest-southwest WSW
FreetownWed 1:30 PM2987 km1856 miles1613 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AbidjanWed 1:30 PM3059 km1901 miles1652 nmNortheast NE
Brasilia *Wed 11:30 AM3061 km1902 miles1653 nmWest W

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