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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 1:20:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 13:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 35' South, Longitude: 16° 41' West

The ground speed is currently 442.25 meters/second, 1592.1 kilometres/hour, 989.3 miles/hour or 859.7 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.49 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miNorth16.49 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.9"989.02 miWest0° 00' 41.3"0.79 miNorth989.05 mi
24 hours0° 02' 17.9"2.53 miEast0° 16' 41.7"19.13 miNorth19.30 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 13:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 01' South, Longitude: 22° 59' West

The ground speed is currently 432.21 meters/second, 1556.0 kilometres/hour, 966.8 miles/hour or 840.2 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.1"16.11 miWest0° 00' 08.8"0.17 miNorth16.11 mi
1 hour14° 24' 12.3"966.66 miWest0° 08' 58.3"10.28 miNorth967.03 mi
24 hours14° 03' 32.8"943.56 miEast3° 59' 18.0"274.15 miNorth989.69 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 1:20 PM1183 km735 miles639 nmEast E
RecifeThu 10:20 AM2239 km1391 miles1209 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorThu 10:20 AM2395 km1488 miles1293 nmWest W
MonroviaThu 1:20 PM2721 km1691 miles1469 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio de Janeiro *Thu 11:20 AM2828 km1757 miles1527 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaThu 10:20 AM2833 km1761 miles1530 nmWest-northwest WNW
AbidjanThu 1:20 PM2890 km1796 miles1561 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownThu 1:20 PM2908 km1807 miles1570 nmNorth N
YamoussoukroThu 1:20 PM2976 km1849 miles1607 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryThu 1:20 PM3014 km1873 miles1627 nmNorth N

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