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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 08:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 39' South, Longitude: 61° 09' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.57 meters/second, 1582.4 km/hour, 983.3 miles/hour or 854.5 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"983.00 miwest0° 00' 38.0"0.73 minorth983.03 mi
24 hours0° 03' 06.8"3.40 mieast0° 15' 24.3"17.66 minorth17.99 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 26, 2009 at 08:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 52' South, Longitude: 61° 18' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.63 meters/second, 1532.3 km/hour, 952.1 miles/hour or 827.4 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' 24.9"951.80 miwest0° 10' 17.2"11.79 minorth952.35 mi
24 hours10° 49' 41.2"708.89 mieast4° 28' 29.9"307.72 minorth780.75 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 1:08 PM418 km260 miles226 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-DenisMon 12:08 PM646 km401 miles349 nmWest-southwest WSW
AntananarivoMon 11:08 AM1437 km893 miles776 nmWest W
VictoriaMon 12:08 PM1670 km1038 miles902 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Diego GarciaMon 2:08 PM1748 km1086 miles944 nmNortheast NE
MoroniMon 11:08 AM2068 km1285 miles1117 nmWest-northwest WNW
Amsterdam IslandMon 1:08 PM2656 km1651 miles1434 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Dar es SalaamMon 11:08 AM2706 km1681 miles1461 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaleMon 1:08 PM2866 km1781 miles1547 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MogadishuMon 11:08 AM2869 km1783 miles1549 nmNorthwest NW
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