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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 Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 13:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 35' South
Longitude: 19° 27' 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"989.10 miwest0° 00' 41.3"0.79 minorth989.13 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 13° 59' South
Longitude: 25° 40' 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"16.12 miwest0° 00' 08.8"0.17 minorth16.12 mi
1 hour14° 24' 12.9"966.86 miwest0° 08' 59.5"10.30 minorth967.22 mi
24 hours14° 03' 17.4"943.45 mieast3° 59' 39.5"274.58 minorth989.70 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 PM1476 km917 miles797 nmEast E
RecifeThu 10:30 AM1974 km1227 miles1066 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorThu 10:30 AM2105 km1308 miles1137 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Thu 11:30 AM2546 km1582 miles1375 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaThu 10:30 AM2588 km1608 miles1397 nmNorthwest NW
MonroviaThu 1:30 PM2809 km1745 miles1517 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São Paulo *Thu 11:30 AM2905 km1805 miles1569 nmWest-southwest WSW
FreetownThu 1:30 PM2963 km1841 miles1600 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Brasilia *Thu 11:30 AM3036 km1886 miles1639 nmWest W
AbidjanThu 1:30 PM3049 km1894 miles1646 nmNortheast NE
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