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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 08:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 38' South
Longitude: 49° 52' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.59 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"983.11 miwest0° 00' 38.0"0.73 minorth983.15 mi
24 hours0° 03' 06.5"3.40 mieast0° 15' 25.0"17.67 minorth18.00 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 26, 2009 at 08:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 44' South
Longitude: 50° 22' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.97 meters/second, 1533.5 km/hour, 952.9 miles/hour or 828.0 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' 27.0"952.63 miwest0° 10' 20.9"11.87 minorth953.19 mi
24 hours10° 48' 54.6"708.64 mieast4° 29' 51.1"309.29 minorth781.10 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ToamasinaMon 11:52 AM73 km45 miles39 nmNorthwest NW
AntananarivoMon 11:52 AM250 km155 miles135 nmWest W
AntsirabeMon 11:52 AM328 km204 miles177 nmWest-southwest WSW
FianarantsoaMon 11:52 AM427 km265 miles230 nmSouthwest SW
MahajangaMon 11:52 AM497 km309 miles269 nmNorthwest NW
Saint-DenisMon 12:52 PM635 km395 miles343 nmEast-southeast ESE
MamoutzouMon 11:52 AM816 km507 miles441 nmNorthwest NW
Port Louis *Mon 1:52 PM819 km509 miles442 nmEast-southeast ESE
MutsamuduMon 11:52 AM926 km575 miles500 nmNorthwest NW
MoroniMon 11:52 AM1044 km649 miles564 nmNorthwest NW
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