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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

UTC time = Monday, December 29, 2008 at 9:40:00 AM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, December 29, 2008 at 09:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 12' South, Longitude: 35° 33' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.42 meters/second, 1535.1 km/hour, 953.9 miles/hour or 828.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.90 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miNorth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.7"953.44 miWest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 miNorth953.45 mi
24 hours0° 07' 15.5"7.70 miEast0° 03' 56.3"4.52 miNorth8.93 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 29, 2008 at 09:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 26' South, Longitude: 57° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.41 meters/second, 1506.3 km/hour, 935.9 miles/hour or 813.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"15.60 miWest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 miNorth15.60 mi
1 hour14° 31' 47.7"935.59 miWest0° 08' 43.0"10.00 miNorth936.10 mi
24 hours11° 02' 49.9"711.44 miEast3° 53' 55.7"268.18 miNorth768.62 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BeiraMon 11:40 AM379 km236 miles205 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaputoMon 11:40 AM431 km268 miles233 nmSouthwest SW
NelspruitMon 11:40 AM528 km328 miles285 nmWest-southwest WSW
Big BendMon 11:40 AM541 km336 miles292 nmSouthwest SW
MutareMon 11:40 AM555 km345 miles300 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ManziniMon 11:40 AM558 km347 miles301 nmSouthwest SW
MbabaneMon 11:40 AM565 km351 miles305 nmSouthwest SW
MasvingoMon 11:40 AM598 km372 miles323 nmNorthwest NW
PolokwaneMon 11:40 AM627 km389 miles338 nmWest W
GweruMon 11:40 AM725 km450 miles391 nmNorthwest NW

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