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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 07:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 39' South, Longitude: 65° 52' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.56 meters/second, 1582.4 km/hour, 983.3 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' 51.9"983.05 miwest0° 00' 38.0"0.73 minorth983.08 mi
24 hours0° 03' 07.1"3.41 mieast0° 15' 24.2"17.66 minorth17.98 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 26, 2009 at 07:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 55' South, Longitude: 65° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.49 meters/second, 1531.8 km/hour, 951.8 miles/hour or 827.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"15.86 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 minorth15.86 mi
1 hour14° 32' 23.9"951.54 miwest0° 10' 15.6"11.76 minorth952.10 mi
24 hours10° 50' 00.8"709.07 mieast4° 27' 55.7"307.09 minorth780.68 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port Louis *Mon 12:48 PM895 km556 miles483 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-DenisMon 11:48 AM1119 km695 miles604 nmWest-southwest WSW
Diego GarciaMon 1:48 PM1439 km894 miles777 nmNorth-northeast NNE
VictoriaMon 11:48 AM1921 km1194 miles1037 nmNorthwest NW
AntananarivoMon 10:48 AM1934 km1202 miles1044 nmWest W
Amsterdam IslandMon 12:48 PM2408 km1496 miles1300 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MoroniMon 10:48 AM2546 km1582 miles1375 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaleMon 12:48 PM2660 km1653 miles1436 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Dar es SalaamMon 10:48 AM3163 km1965 miles1708 nmWest-northwest WNW
MogadishuMon 10:48 AM3208 km1993 miles1732 nmNorthwest NW
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