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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 08:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 38' South, Longitude: 48° 39' 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"983.05 miwest0° 00' 38.0"0.73 minorth983.08 mi
24 hours0° 03' 06.4"3.40 mieast0° 15' 25.0"17.67 minorth18.00 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 26, 2009 at 08:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 43' South, Longitude: 49° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.01 meters/second, 1533.6 km/hour, 953.0 miles/hour or 828.1 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' 27.1"952.65 miwest0° 10' 21.4"11.87 minorth953.20 mi
24 hours10° 48' 49.7"708.55 mieast4° 29' 59.9"309.43 minorth781.08 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ToamasinaMon 11:58 AM96 km60 miles52 nmNortheast NE
AntananarivoMon 11:58 AM123 km76 miles66 nmWest-southwest WSW
AntsirabeMon 11:58 AM217 km135 miles117 nmSouthwest SW
FianarantsoaMon 11:58 AM352 km219 miles190 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MahajangaMon 11:58 AM407 km253 miles220 nmNorthwest NW
MamoutzouMon 11:58 AM744 km462 miles402 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Saint-DenisMon 12:58 PM755 km469 miles408 nmEast-southeast ESE
MutsamuduMon 11:58 AM849 km527 miles458 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FomboniMon 11:58 AM878 km546 miles474 nmNorthwest NW
Port Louis *Mon 1:58 PM945 km587 miles510 nmEast-southeast ESE
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