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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 1:40:00 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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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° 38' 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"990.56 miWest0° 00' 42.0"0.81 miNorth990.59 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: 13° 44' 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' 36.8"982.87 miWest0° 10' 55.0"12.50 miNorth983.22 mi
24 hours13° 28' 30.5"918.04 miEast4° 35' 04.2"315.05 miNorth975.75 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 PM1705 km1059 miles921 nmEast E
RecifeFri 10:40 AM1765 km1097 miles953 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorFri 10:40 AM1871 km1163 miles1010 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Fri 11:40 AM2336 km1451 miles1261 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaFri 10:40 AM2377 km1477 miles1284 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Fri 11:40 AM2695 km1674 miles1455 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Fri 11:40 AM2804 km1742 miles1514 nmWest W
MonroviaFri 1:40 PM2871 km1784 miles1550 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownFri 1:40 PM2998 km1863 miles1619 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryFri 1:40 PM3091 km1921 miles1669 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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