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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° 08' 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"990.55 miwest0° 00' 42.0"0.81 minorth990.58 mi
24 hours0° 02' 05.5"2.30 mieast0° 17' 00.1"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: 10° 00' South, Longitude: 11° 20' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.39 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' 36.2"982.77 miwest0° 10' 54.4"12.49 minorth983.12 mi
24 hours13° 28' 44.8"918.23 mieast4° 34' 54.4"314.86 minorth975.88 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 PM1440 km895 miles777 nmEast E
RecifeFri 10:30 AM1988 km1235 miles1074 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorFri 10:30 AM2133 km1325 miles1152 nmWest W
Rio de Janeiro *Fri 11:30 AM2588 km1608 miles1397 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaFri 10:30 AM2599 km1615 miles1403 nmWest-northwest WNW
MonroviaFri 1:30 PM2769 km1720 miles1495 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownFri 1:30 PM2925 km1818 miles1580 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São Paulo *Fri 11:30 AM2947 km1831 miles1591 nmWest-southwest WSW
AbidjanFri 1:30 PM3004 km1867 miles1622 nmNortheast NE
ConakryFri 1:30 PM3025 km1880 miles1633 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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