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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 13:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 18' South, Longitude: 21° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.93 meters/second, 1594.6 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"990.63 miwest0° 00' 42.0"0.81 minorth990.66 mi
24 hours0° 02' 05.5"2.30 mieast0° 17' 00.2"19.49 minorth19.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 31, 2014 at 13:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 58' South, Longitude: 14° 00' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.44 meters/second, 1582.0 km/hour, 983.0 miles/hour or 854.2 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' 36.9"982.95 miwest0° 10' 55.1"12.51 minorth983.30 mi
24 hours13° 28' 28.9"918.08 mieast4° 35' 05.5"315.09 minorth975.80 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownFri 1:40 PM1735 km1078 miles937 nmEast E
RecifeFri 10:40 AM1736 km1079 miles937 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorFri 10:40 AM1843 km1145 miles995 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Fri 11:40 AM2308 km1434 miles1246 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaFri 10:40 AM2357 km1465 miles1273 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Fri 11:40 AM2667 km1657 miles1440 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Fri 11:40 AM2774 km1724 miles1498 nmWest W
MonroviaFri 1:40 PM2884 km1792 miles1557 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownFri 1:40 PM3008 km1869 miles1624 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryFri 1:40 PM3100 km1926 miles1674 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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