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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 Friday, January 31, 2014 at 13:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 18' South
Longitude: 16° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.92 meters/second, 1594.5 km/hour, 990.8 miles/hour or 861.0 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.51 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.51 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.5"990.61 miwest0° 00' 42.0"0.80 minorth990.64 mi
24 hours0° 02' 05.5"2.31 mieast0° 17' 00.0"19.49 minorth19.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 31, 2014 at 13:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 10° 02' South
Longitude: 9° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.35 meters/second, 1581.7 km/hour, 982.8 miles/hour or 854.0 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.5"16.38 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 minorth16.38 mi
1 hour14° 25' 35.6"982.74 miwest0° 10' 53.8"12.48 minorth983.10 mi
24 hours13° 28' 57.6"918.46 mieast4° 34' 45.3"314.71 minorth976.07 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownFri 1:20 PM1205 km748 miles650 nmEast E
RecifeFri 10:20 AM2199 km1366 miles1187 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorFri 10:20 AM2365 km1470 miles1277 nmWest W
MonroviaFri 1:20 PM2698 km1676 miles1457 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FortalezaFri 10:20 AM2800 km1740 miles1512 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Fri 11:20 AM2813 km1748 miles1519 nmWest-southwest WSW
AbidjanFri 1:20 PM2876 km1787 miles1553 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownFri 1:20 PM2881 km1790 miles1556 nmNorth N
YamoussoukroFri 1:20 PM2960 km1839 miles1598 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryFri 1:20 PM2987 km1856 miles1613 nmNorth N
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