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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

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, February 21, 2014 at 15:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 10° 25' South
Longitude: 55° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.26 meters/second, 1642.6 km/hour, 1020.6 miles/hour or 886.9 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.01 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.01 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.5"1020.61 miwest0° 00' 54.4"1.04 minorth1020.64 mi
24 hours0° 01' 53.1"2.14 miwest0° 21' 50.8"25.03 minorth25.12 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 21, 2014 at 15:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 16° 01' South
Longitude: 162° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.31 meters/second, 1549.1 km/hour, 962.6 miles/hour or 836.5 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.4"16.04 miwest0° 00' 06.1"0.12 misouth16.04 mi
1 hour14° 28' 22.5"962.39 miwest0° 06' 08.0"7.03 misouth962.17 mi
24 hours12° 57' 33.8"861.78 mieast2° 02' 03.8"139.91 misouth868.55 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ManausFri 11:56 AM929 km577 miles501 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BrasiliaFri 12:56 PM1051 km653 miles568 nmSoutheast SE
BelémFri 12:56 PM1286 km799 miles695 nmNortheast NE
Rio BrancoFri 10:56 AM1308 km813 miles706 nmWest W
SucreFri 11:56 AM1388 km862 miles749 nmSouthwest SW
La PazFri 11:56 AM1486 km924 miles803 nmWest-southwest WSW
Asuncion *Fri 12:56 PM1655 km1028 miles894 nmSouth S
CayenneFri 12:56 PM1743 km1083 miles941 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São PauloFri 12:56 PM1755 km1091 miles948 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ParamariboFri 12:56 PM1798 km1117 miles971 nmNorth N
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