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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 Monday, January 26, 2009 at 01:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 43' South, Longitude: 153° 21' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.40 meters/second, 1581.8 km/hour, 982.9 miles/hour or 854.1 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' 51.8"982.69 miwest0° 00' 37.9"0.72 minorth982.72 mi
24 hours0° 03' 10.0"3.46 mieast0° 15' 19.2"17.56 minorth17.90 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 26, 2009 at 01:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 53' South, Longitude: 150° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.84 meters/second, 1522.2 km/hour, 945.9 miles/hour or 821.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"15.76 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 minorth15.77 mi
1 hour14° 32' 07.1"945.59 miwest0° 09' 45.0"11.18 minorth946.14 mi
24 hours10° 56' 14.4"711.63 mieast4° 17' 01.2"294.62 minorth778.41 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsMon 11:58 AM827 km514 miles447 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrisbaneMon 11:58 AM971 km603 miles524 nmSouth S
Port MoresbyMon 11:58 AM1222 km759 miles660 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HoniaraMon 12:58 PM1249 km776 miles675 nmNortheast NE
NoumeaMon 12:58 PM1421 km883 miles767 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port VilaMon 12:58 PM1586 km985 miles856 nmEast E
Sydney *Mon 12:58 PM1692 km1052 miles914 nmSouth S
Canberra *Mon 12:58 PM1883 km1170 miles1017 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Alice SpringsMon 11:28 AM2095 km1302 miles1131 nmWest-southwest WSW
JayapuraMon 10:58 AM2259 km1404 miles1220 nmNorthwest NW
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