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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 30, 2014 at 13:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 35' South, Longitude: 16° 57' West

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

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.49 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.49 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.9"989.09 miwest0° 00' 41.3"0.79 minorth989.12 mi
24 hours0° 02' 17.9"2.53 mieast0° 16' 41.7"19.14 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: 23° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.22 meters/second, 1556.0 km/hour, 966.8 miles/hour or 840.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.1"16.11 miwest0° 00' 08.8"0.17 minorth16.12 mi
1 hour14° 24' 12.3"966.74 miwest0° 08' 58.6"10.29 minorth967.11 mi
24 hours14° 03' 31.4"943.61 mieast3° 59' 20.1"274.21 minorth989.75 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 1:20 PM1212 km753 miles654 nmEast E
RecifeThu 10:20 AM2208 km1372 miles1192 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorThu 10:20 AM2366 km1470 miles1278 nmWest W
MonroviaThu 1:20 PM2729 km1695 miles1473 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio de Janeiro *Thu 11:20 AM2800 km1740 miles1512 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaThu 10:20 AM2812 km1747 miles1518 nmWest-northwest WNW
AbidjanThu 1:20 PM2905 km1805 miles1569 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownThu 1:20 PM2912 km1810 miles1573 nmNorth N
YamoussoukroThu 1:20 PM2989 km1857 miles1614 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryThu 1:20 PM3018 km1875 miles1629 nmNorth N
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