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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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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 14:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 34' South
Longitude: 34° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.28 meters/second, 1592.2 km/hour, 989.4 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"989.16 miwest0° 00' 41.3"0.79 minorth989.19 mi
24 hours0° 02' 17.3"2.52 mieast0° 16' 42.6"19.15 minorth19.32 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 14:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 13° 50' South
Longitude: 40° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.58 meters/second, 1557.3 km/hour, 967.6 miles/hour or 840.9 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.1"16.13 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 minorth16.13 mi
1 hour14° 24' 15.9"967.54 miwest0° 09' 05.4"10.42 minorth967.91 mi
24 hours14° 01' 54.2"942.51 mieast4° 01' 34.4"276.77 minorth989.36 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorThu 11:30 AM668 km415 miles361 nmNorthwest NW
RecifeThu 11:30 AM1049 km652 miles566 nmNorth N
Rio de Janeiro *Thu 12:30 PM1090 km677 miles588 nmSouthwest SW
São Paulo *Thu 12:30 PM1432 km890 miles773 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Thu 12:30 PM1445 km898 miles780 nmWest W
FortalezaThu 11:30 AM1594 km990 miles861 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BelémThu 11:30 AM2353 km1462 miles1270 nmNorthwest NW
Asuncion *Thu 11:30 AM2546 km1582 miles1375 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Thu 12:30 PM2885 km1792 miles1558 nmSouthwest SW
Buenos AiresThu 11:30 AM3034 km1885 miles1638 nmSouthwest SW
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