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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: 60° 52' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.57 meters/second, 1582.5 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"983.07 miwest0° 00' 38.0"0.73 minorth983.10 mi
24 hours0° 03' 06.8"3.40 mieast0° 15' 24.5"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° 02' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.64 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"951.88 miwest0° 10' 17.3"11.79 minorth952.44 mi
24 hours10° 49' 40.1"708.94 mieast4° 28' 31.9"307.78 minorth780.81 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 PM392 km244 miles212 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-DenisMon 12:08 PM619 km385 miles334 nmWest-southwest WSW
AntananarivoMon 11:08 AM1408 km875 miles760 nmWest W
VictoriaMon 12:08 PM1660 km1031 miles896 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Diego GarciaMon 2:08 PM1769 km1099 miles955 nmNortheast NE
MoroniMon 11:08 AM2041 km1268 miles1102 nmWest-northwest WNW
Amsterdam IslandMon 1:08 PM2672 km1661 miles1443 nmSoutheast SE
Dar es SalaamMon 11:08 AM2680 km1665 miles1447 nmWest-northwest WNW
MogadishuMon 11:08 AM2851 km1772 miles1539 nmNorthwest NW
MaleMon 1:08 PM2880 km1789 miles1555 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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