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Day and Night World Map

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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 08:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 38' South
Longitude: 52° 52' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.58 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"983.10 miwest0° 00' 38.0"0.73 minorth983.13 mi
24 hours0° 03' 06.6"3.40 mieast0° 15' 24.9"17.67 minorth18.00 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 26, 2009 at 08:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 46' South
Longitude: 53° 17' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.88 meters/second, 1533.2 km/hour, 952.7 miles/hour or 827.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"15.88 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 minorth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 32' 26.3"952.43 miwest0° 10' 20.0"11.85 minorth952.98 mi
24 hours10° 49' 07.1"708.72 mieast4° 29' 29.5"308.88 minorth781.02 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Saint-DenisMon 12:40 PM367 km228 miles198 nmSoutheast SE
ToamasinaMon 11:40 AM370 km230 miles200 nmWest W
Port Louis *Mon 1:40 PM514 km320 miles278 nmEast-southeast ESE
AntananarivoMon 11:40 AM565 km351 miles305 nmWest W
AntsirabeMon 11:40 AM629 km391 miles339 nmWest-southwest WSW
FianarantsoaMon 11:40 AM680 km423 miles367 nmWest-southwest WSW
MoroniMon 11:40 AM1284 km798 miles693 nmNorthwest NW
VictoriaMon 12:40 PM1576 km979 miles851 nmNorth N
Dar es SalaamMon 11:40 AM1969 km1224 miles1063 nmNorthwest NW
LilongweMon 10:40 AM2103 km1307 miles1136 nmWest-northwest WNW
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