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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 Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 14:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 36' South, Longitude: 34° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.70 meters/second, 1651.3 km/hour, 1026.1 miles/hour or 891.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.10 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.10 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.2"1026.10 miwest0° 00' 56.1"1.07 minorth1026.12 mi
24 hours0° 02' 35.2"2.95 miwest0° 22' 32.9"25.83 minorth26.00 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 14:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 13' South, Longitude: 73° 21' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.17 meters/second, 1548.6 km/hour, 962.3 miles/hour or 836.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.7"16.04 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.15 minorth16.04 mi
1 hour14° 24' 45.9"962.13 miwest0° 07' 39.2"8.77 minorth962.46 mi
24 hours13° 57' 00.3"931.26 mieast3° 31' 04.7"241.86 minorth969.08 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RecifeWed 11:30 AM66 km41 miles35 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CaruaruWed 11:30 AM154 km96 miles83 nmWest-northwest WNW
João PessoaWed 11:30 AM170 km105 miles92 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaceióWed 11:30 AM175 km108 miles94 nmSouthwest SW
Campina GrandeWed 11:30 AM205 km127 miles111 nmNorthwest NW
GaranhunsWed 11:30 AM212 km132 miles114 nmWest W
NatalWed 11:30 AM322 km200 miles174 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Fernando de NoronhaWed 12:30 PM571 km355 miles309 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SalvadorWed 11:30 AM646 km401 miles349 nmSouthwest SW
FortalezaWed 11:30 AM697 km433 miles376 nmNorthwest NW
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