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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 = Sunday, January 25, 2009 at 9:40:00 PM.

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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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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, January 25, 2009 at 21:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 45' South, Longitude: 141° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.28 meters/second, 1581.4 km/hour, 982.6 miles/hour or 853.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.38 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miNorth16.38 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.7"982.36 miWest0° 00' 37.7"0.72 miNorth982.39 mi
24 hours0° 03' 12.1"3.50 miEast0° 15' 15.6"17.49 miNorth17.84 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, January 25, 2009 at 21:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 34' South, Longitude: 146° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.89 meters/second, 1515.2 km/hour, 941.5 miles/hour or 818.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.8"15.69 miWest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 miNorth15.69 mi
1 hour14° 31' 54.4"941.15 miWest0° 09' 21.4"10.73 miNorth941.69 mi
24 hours11° 01' 01.6"713.63 miEast4° 08' 30.6"284.87 miNorth776.72 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteSun 11:40 AM824 km512 miles445 nmWest W
Gambier IslandsSun 12:40 PM868 km540 miles469 nmSoutheast SE
AdamstownSun 1:40 PM1402 km871 miles757 nmEast-southeast ESE
RarotongaSun 11:40 AM1892 km1175 miles1021 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiMon 11:40 AM2840 km1765 miles1533 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiSun 10:40 AM2951 km1834 miles1593 nmWest W
ApiaSun 10:40 AM3237 km2011 miles1748 nmWest W
FakaofoSun 10:40 AM3327 km2067 miles1796 nmWest-northwest WNW
Easter Island *Sun 4:40 PM3453 km2145 miles1864 nmEast-southeast ESE
NukualofaMon 10:40 AM3492 km2170 miles1885 nmWest W

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