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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: 66° 09' 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"982.98 miwest0° 00' 38.0"0.73 minorth983.01 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: 66° 09' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.48 meters/second, 1531.7 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' 23.8"951.46 miwest0° 10' 15.5"11.76 minorth952.01 mi
24 hours10° 50' 02.1"709.03 mieast4° 27' 53.8"307.03 minorth780.62 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 PM923 km574 miles499 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-DenisMon 11:48 AM1147 km713 miles619 nmWest-southwest WSW
Diego GarciaMon 1:48 PM1424 km885 miles769 nmNorth-northeast NNE
VictoriaMon 11:48 AM1939 km1205 miles1047 nmNorthwest NW
AntananarivoMon 10:48 AM1963 km1220 miles1060 nmWest W
Amsterdam IslandMon 12:48 PM2396 km1489 miles1294 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MoroniMon 10:48 AM2574 km1599 miles1390 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaleMon 12:48 PM2651 km1647 miles1431 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Dar es SalaamMon 10:48 AM3190 km1982 miles1723 nmWest-northwest WNW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteMon 1:18 PM3204 km1991 miles1730 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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