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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 Friday, January 31, 2014 at 13:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 18' South, Longitude: 19° 25' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.93 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"990.62 miwest0° 00' 42.0"0.81 minorth990.65 mi
24 hours0° 02' 05.5"2.30 mieast0° 17' 00.2"19.49 minorth19.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 31, 2014 at 13:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 60' South, Longitude: 11° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.40 meters/second, 1581.8 km/hour, 982.9 miles/hour or 854.1 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' 36.3"982.85 miwest0° 10' 54.4"12.50 minorth983.20 mi
24 hours13° 28' 43.3"918.27 mieast4° 34' 55.4"314.90 minorth975.94 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownFri 1:30 PM1469 km913 miles793 nmEast E
RecifeFri 10:30 AM1962 km1219 miles1060 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorFri 10:30 AM2103 km1307 miles1136 nmWest W
Rio de Janeiro *Fri 11:30 AM2559 km1590 miles1382 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaFri 10:30 AM2574 km1599 miles1390 nmWest-northwest WNW
MonroviaFri 1:30 PM2779 km1727 miles1500 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São Paulo *Fri 11:30 AM2918 km1813 miles1576 nmWest-southwest WSW
FreetownFri 1:30 PM2932 km1822 miles1583 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AbidjanFri 1:30 PM3021 km1877 miles1631 nmNortheast NE
ConakryFri 1:30 PM3031 km1883 miles1637 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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