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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 Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 14:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 14' South, Longitude: 34° 20' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.15 meters/second, 1652.9 km/hour, 1027.1 miles/hour or 892.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.12 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.12 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.6"1027.02 miwest0° 00' 56.5"1.08 minorth1027.04 mi
24 hours0° 02' 43.2"3.11 miwest0° 22' 40.1"25.96 minorth26.15 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 14:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 42' South, Longitude: 59° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.91 meters/second, 1572.9 km/hour, 977.3 miles/hour or 849.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"16.29 miwest0° 00' 09.8"0.19 minorth16.29 mi
1 hour14° 25' 34.1"977.18 miwest0° 09' 54.7"11.36 minorth977.54 mi
24 hours13° 35' 15.1"920.39 mieast4° 16' 38.9"293.98 minorth972.13 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RecifeThu 11:30 AM63 km39 miles34 nmWest-northwest WNW
João PessoaThu 11:30 AM139 km86 miles75 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CaruaruThu 11:30 AM175 km109 miles95 nmWest W
Campina GrandeThu 11:30 AM198 km123 miles107 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaceióThu 11:30 AM222 km138 miles120 nmSouthwest SW
GaranhunsThu 11:30 AM247 km153 miles133 nmWest-southwest WSW
NatalThu 11:30 AM290 km180 miles157 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Fernando de NoronhaThu 12:30 PM523 km325 miles282 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FortalezaThu 11:30 AM683 km425 miles369 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorThu 11:30 AM694 km431 miles375 nmSouthwest SW
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