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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 = Friday, January 31, 2014 at 1:20:00 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).

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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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 Latitude: 17° 18' South, Longitude: 16° 38' 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"990.54 miWest0° 00' 42.0"0.80 miNorth990.57 mi
24 hours0° 02' 05.6"2.31 miEast0° 17' 00.0"19.48 miNorth19.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 31, 2014 at 13:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 02' South, Longitude: 8° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.34 meters/second, 1581.6 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"982.66 miWest0° 10' 53.8"12.48 miNorth983.02 mi
24 hours13° 28' 59.4"918.41 miEast4° 34' 44.3"314.67 miNorth976.02 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 PM1175 km730 miles634 nmEast E
RecifeFri 10:20 AM2229 km1385 miles1204 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorFri 10:20 AM2394 km1488 miles1293 nmWest W
MonroviaFri 1:20 PM2690 km1672 miles1453 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FortalezaFri 10:20 AM2821 km1753 miles1523 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Fri 11:20 AM2841 km1765 miles1534 nmWest-southwest WSW
AbidjanFri 1:20 PM2861 km1778 miles1545 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownFri 1:20 PM2877 km1788 miles1554 nmNorth N
YamoussoukroFri 1:20 PM2946 km1831 miles1591 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryFri 1:20 PM2983 km1854 miles1611 nmNorth N

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