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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 2:30:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, January 31, 2014 at 14:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 17' South, Longitude: 34° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.95 meters/second, 1594.6 km/hour, 990.9 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"990.61 miWest0° 00' 42.1"0.81 miNorth990.64 mi
24 hours0° 02' 05.1"2.29 miEast0° 17' 00.9"19.50 miNorth19.64 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 31, 2014 at 14:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 49' South, Longitude: 25° 46' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.66 meters/second, 1582.8 km/hour, 983.5 miles/hour or 854.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.5"16.39 miWest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 miNorth16.39 mi
1 hour14° 25' 39.8"983.38 miWest0° 10' 58.0"12.56 miNorth983.73 mi
24 hours13° 27' 18.4"917.10 miEast4° 35' 53.3"315.98 miNorth975.07 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorFri 11:30 AM667 km415 miles360 nmNorthwest NW
RecifeFri 11:30 AM1025 km637 miles553 nmNorth N
Rio de Janeiro *Fri 12:30 PM1135 km705 miles613 nmSouthwest SW
São Paulo *Fri 12:30 PM1476 km917 miles797 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Fri 12:30 PM1476 km917 miles797 nmWest W
FortalezaFri 11:30 AM1575 km978 miles850 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BelémFri 11:30 AM2352 km1461 miles1270 nmNorthwest NW
Asuncion *Fri 11:30 AM2589 km1609 miles1398 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Fri 12:30 PM2932 km1822 miles1583 nmSouthwest SW
JamestownFri 2:30 PM3033 km1885 miles1638 nmEast E

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