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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 1:30:00 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).

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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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 AM1992 km1238 miles1076 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorFri 10:30 AM2132 km1325 miles1151 nmWest W
Rio de Janeiro *Fri 11:30 AM2588 km1608 miles1397 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaFri 10:30 AM2594 km1612 miles1401 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 AM2946 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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