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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 = Thursday, January 30, 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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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 13:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 35' South, Longitude: 19° 11' 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"989.03 miWest0° 00' 41.3"0.79 miNorth989.06 mi
24 hours0° 02' 17.9"2.53 miEast0° 16' 41.8"19.14 miNorth19.30 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 13:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 60' South, Longitude: 25° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.27 meters/second, 1556.2 km/hour, 967.0 miles/hour or 840.3 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' 12.8"966.78 miWest0° 08' 59.4"10.30 miNorth967.14 mi
24 hours14° 03' 19.1"943.41 miEast3° 59' 37.3"274.52 miNorth989.63 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 1:30 PM1446 km899 miles781 nmEast E
RecifeThu 10:30 AM2004 km1245 miles1082 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorThu 10:30 AM2134 km1326 miles1152 nmWest W
Rio de Janeiro *Thu 11:30 AM2574 km1600 miles1390 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaThu 10:30 AM2608 km1621 miles1408 nmNorthwest NW
MonroviaThu 1:30 PM2799 km1739 miles1511 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São Paulo *Thu 11:30 AM2933 km1822 miles1584 nmWest-southwest WSW
FreetownThu 1:30 PM2956 km1837 miles1596 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AbidjanThu 1:30 PM3032 km1884 miles1637 nmNortheast NE
ConakryThu 1:30 PM3056 km1899 miles1650 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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