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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, March 27, 2014 at 14:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 43' North, Longitude: 36° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.41 meters/second, 1668.3 km/hour, 1036.6 miles/hour or 900.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.28 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.28 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.3"1036.68 miwest0° 00' 58.7"1.12 minorth1036.68 mi
24 hours0° 04' 30.6"5.20 miwest0° 23' 27.2"26.86 minorth27.36 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 14:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 01' South, Longitude: 77° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.48 meters/second, 1589.3 km/hour, 987.6 miles/hour or 858.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"16.46 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.46 mi
1 hour14° 27' 13.9"987.52 miwest0° 10' 31.5"12.06 minorth987.83 mi
24 hours12° 58' 36.6"886.62 mieast4° 25' 25.9"304.02 minorth941.58 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FortalezaThu 11:30 AM754 km468 miles407 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Fernando de NoronhaThu 12:30 PM858 km533 miles463 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RecifeThu 11:30 AM1209 km751 miles653 nmSouth S
BelémThu 11:30 AM1417 km881 miles765 nmWest-southwest WSW
SalvadorThu 11:30 AM1749 km1087 miles944 nmSouth S
CayenneThu 11:30 AM1782 km1107 miles962 nmWest W
PraiaThu 1:30 PM1958 km1217 miles1057 nmNortheast NE
ParamariboThu 11:30 AM2107 km1309 miles1137 nmWest W
BrasiliaThu 11:30 AM2404 km1494 miles1298 nmSouth-southwest SSW
GeorgetownThu 10:30 AM2451 km1523 miles1324 nmWest-northwest WNW
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