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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 13:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 35' South, Longitude: 21° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.26 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"989.11 miwest0° 00' 41.3"0.79 minorth989.14 mi
24 hours0° 02' 17.8"2.52 mieast0° 16' 41.8"19.14 minorth19.31 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 13:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 58' South, Longitude: 28° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.32 meters/second, 1556.4 km/hour, 967.1 miles/hour or 840.4 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' 09.0"0.17 minorth16.12 mi
1 hour14° 24' 13.4"966.97 miwest0° 09' 00.4"10.32 minorth967.34 mi
24 hours14° 03' 03.6"943.30 mieast3° 59' 58.8"274.95 minorth989.64 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 1:40 PM1740 km1081 miles940 nmEast E
RecifeThu 10:40 AM1750 km1088 miles945 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorThu 10:40 AM1846 km1147 miles997 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Thu 11:40 AM2294 km1425 miles1239 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaThu 10:40 AM2373 km1475 miles1281 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Thu 11:40 AM2653 km1648 miles1432 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Thu 11:40 AM2770 km1721 miles1496 nmWest W
MonroviaThu 1:40 PM2913 km1810 miles1573 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownThu 1:40 PM3038 km1888 miles1641 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryThu 1:40 PM3130 km1945 miles1690 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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