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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Sunday, January 25, 2009 at 7:58:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, January 25, 2009 at 07:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 54' South, Longitude: 63° 35' East

The ground speed is currently 438.91 meters/second, 1580.1 kilometres/hour, 981.8 miles/hour or 853.2 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.36 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miNorth16.36 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.4"981.52 miWest0° 00' 37.2"0.71 miNorth981.55 mi
24 hours0° 03' 19.0"3.62 miEast0° 15' 04.0"17.27 miNorth17.65 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, January 25, 2009 at 07:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 33' South, Longitude: 52° 26' East

The ground speed is currently 414.90 meters/second, 1493.7 kilometres/hour, 928.1 miles/hour or 806.5 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.47 miWest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 miNorth15.47 mi
1 hour14° 31' 14.0"927.73 miWest0° 08' 00.6"9.19 miNorth928.22 mi
24 hours11° 16' 50.2"720.84 miEast3° 39' 08.4"251.26 miNorth771.84 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port Mathurin (Rodrigues) *Sun 12:58 PM88 km55 miles48 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port Louis *Sun 12:58 PM654 km407 miles353 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-DenisSun 11:58 AM880 km547 miles475 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-PierreSun 11:58 AM890 km553 miles481 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-PaulSun 11:58 AM901 km560 miles487 nmWest-southwest WSW
Diego GarciaSun 1:58 PM1599 km994 miles863 nmNortheast NE
AntananarivoSun 10:58 AM1692 km1051 miles913 nmWest W
VictoriaSun 11:58 AM1810 km1125 miles977 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MoroniSun 10:58 AM2322 km1443 miles1254 nmWest-northwest WNW
Amsterdam IslandSun 12:58 PM2496 km1551 miles1348 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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