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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, January 26, 2009 at 1:58:00 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).

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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° 38' 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"982.62 miWest0° 00' 37.9"0.72 miNorth982.65 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° 57' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.83 meters/second, 1522.2 km/hour, 945.8 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 miNorth15.76 mi
1 hour14° 32' 07.1"945.51 miWest0° 09' 44.8"11.18 miNorth946.06 mi
24 hours10° 56' 15.6"711.58 miEast4° 16' 59.0"294.56 miNorth778.35 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 AM856 km532 miles462 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrisbaneMon 11:58 AM972 km604 miles525 nmSouth S
HoniaraMon 12:58 PM1233 km766 miles666 nmNortheast NE
Port MoresbyMon 11:58 AM1238 km769 miles668 nmNorthwest NW
NoumeaMon 12:58 PM1393 km866 miles752 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port VilaMon 12:58 PM1557 km967 miles840 nmEast E
Sydney *Mon 12:58 PM1696 km1054 miles916 nmSouth S
Canberra *Mon 12:58 PM1889 km1174 miles1020 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Alice SpringsMon 11:28 AM2121 km1318 miles1145 nmWest-southwest WSW
JayapuraMon 10:58 AM2277 km1415 miles1230 nmNorthwest NW

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