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Day and Night World Map

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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Friday, January 31, 2014 at 14:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 17' South
Longitude: 34° 25' 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"16.52 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.52 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.5"990.68 miwest0° 00' 42.1"0.81 minorth990.71 mi
24 hours0° 02' 05.0"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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 9° 49' South
Longitude: 26° 02' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.67 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"983.46 miwest0° 10' 58.0"12.56 minorth983.81 mi
24 hours13° 27' 16.7"917.14 mieast4° 35' 54.3"316.02 minorth975.12 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 AM648 km403 miles350 nmNorthwest NW
RecifeFri 11:30 AM1018 km633 miles550 nmNorth N
Rio de Janeiro *Fri 12:30 PM1111 km690 miles600 nmSouthwest SW
Brasilia *Fri 12:30 PM1447 km899 miles781 nmWest W
São Paulo *Fri 12:30 PM1451 km902 miles783 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaFri 11:30 AM1565 km973 miles845 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BelémFri 11:30 AM2333 km1449 miles1260 nmNorthwest NW
Asuncion *Fri 11:30 AM2562 km1592 miles1384 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Fri 12:30 PM2910 km1808 miles1571 nmSouthwest SW
Buenos AiresFri 11:30 AM3058 km1900 miles1651 nmSouthwest SW
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