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Day and Night World Map

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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 06:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 40' South
Longitude: 78° 22' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.54 meters/second, 1582.3 km/hour, 983.2 miles/hour or 854.4 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.39 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth16.39 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.8"983.00 miwest0° 00' 38.0"0.73 minorth983.03 mi
24 hours0° 03' 07.4"3.42 mieast0° 15' 23.5"17.64 minorth17.97 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 26, 2009 at 06:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 04' South
Longitude: 77° 60' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.11 meters/second, 1530.4 km/hour, 950.9 miles/hour or 826.3 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"15.85 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 minorth15.85 mi
1 hour14° 32' 21.6"950.69 miwest0° 10' 11.2"11.68 minorth951.25 mi
24 hours10° 50' 53.0"709.42 mieast4° 26' 24.8"305.36 minorth780.35 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaMon 12:58 PM1409 km875 miles761 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Amsterdam IslandMon 11:58 AM2123 km1319 miles1146 nmSouth S
Port Louis *Mon 11:58 AM2197 km1365 miles1186 nmWest W
Saint-DenisMon 10:58 AM2412 km1499 miles1302 nmWest W
MaleMon 11:58 AM2581 km1604 miles1394 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteMon 12:28 PM2831 km1759 miles1528 nmNorth N
VictoriaMon 10:58 AM2935 km1824 miles1585 nmWest-northwest WNW
AntananarivoMon 9:58 AM3248 km2018 miles1754 nmWest W
JakartaMon 1:58 PM3381 km2101 miles1826 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port-aux-FrancaisMon 11:58 AM3482 km2164 miles1880 nmSouth S
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