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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 07:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 39' South, Longitude: 63° 22' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.57 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"983.06 miwest0° 00' 38.0"0.73 minorth983.09 mi
24 hours0° 03' 06.9"3.41 mieast0° 15' 24.2"17.66 minorth17.99 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 26, 2009 at 07:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 53' South, Longitude: 63° 27' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.56 meters/second, 1532.0 km/hour, 952.0 miles/hour or 827.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"15.87 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 minorth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 32' 24.4"951.71 miwest0° 10' 16.5"11.78 minorth952.27 mi
24 hours10° 49' 50.5"709.00 mieast4° 28' 13.9"307.44 minorth780.74 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 12:58 PM639 km397 miles345 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-DenisMon 11:58 AM866 km538 miles467 nmWest-southwest WSW
Diego GarciaMon 1:58 PM1590 km988 miles858 nmNortheast NE
AntananarivoMon 10:58 AM1671 km1038 miles902 nmWest W
VictoriaMon 11:58 AM1774 km1103 miles958 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MoroniMon 10:58 AM2292 km1424 miles1237 nmWest-northwest WNW
Amsterdam IslandMon 12:58 PM2532 km1573 miles1367 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MaleMon 12:58 PM2759 km1714 miles1489 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Dar es SalaamMon 10:58 AM2919 km1814 miles1576 nmWest-northwest WNW
MogadishuMon 10:58 AM3023 km1878 miles1632 nmNorthwest NW
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