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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 2:30:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 14:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 34' South, Longitude: 34° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.28 meters/second, 1592.2 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' 17.4"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 Latitude: 13° 51' South, Longitude: 39° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.57 meters/second, 1557.3 km/hour, 967.6 miles/hour or 840.8 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"967.46 miWest0° 09' 05.3"10.41 miNorth967.83 mi
24 hours14° 01' 55.7"942.46 miEast4° 01' 32.2"276.71 miNorth989.29 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 AM687 km427 miles371 nmNorthwest NW
RecifeThu 11:30 AM1055 km656 miles570 nmNorth N
Rio de Janeiro *Thu 12:30 PM1114 km692 miles602 nmSouthwest SW
São Paulo *Thu 12:30 PM1457 km905 miles787 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Thu 12:30 PM1475 km916 miles796 nmWest W
FortalezaThu 11:30 AM1603 km996 miles865 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BelémThu 11:30 AM2372 km1474 miles1281 nmNorthwest NW
Asuncion *Thu 11:30 AM2573 km1599 miles1389 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Thu 12:30 PM2907 km1806 miles1570 nmSouthwest SW
JamestownThu 2:30 PM3037 km1887 miles1640 nmEast E

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