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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 09:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 38' South
Longitude: 37° 52' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.61 meters/second, 1582.6 km/hour, 983.4 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"983.16 miwest0° 00' 38.1"0.73 minorth983.19 mi
24 hours0° 03' 06.1"3.39 mieast0° 15' 25.6"17.69 minorth18.01 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 26, 2009 at 09:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 36' South
Longitude: 38° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.34 meters/second, 1534.8 km/hour, 953.7 miles/hour or 828.7 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"15.89 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 minorth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 32' 29.2"953.44 miwest0° 10' 25.0"11.94 minorth954.00 mi
24 hours10° 48' 05.5"708.32 mieast4° 31' 16.6"310.92 minorth781.42 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BeiraMon 11:40 AM346 km215 miles187 nmWest-southwest WSW
NampulaMon 11:40 AM416 km259 miles225 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BlantyreMon 11:40 AM438 km272 miles237 nmNorthwest NW
MutareMon 11:40 AM551 km342 miles297 nmWest W
LilongweMon 11:40 AM675 km420 miles365 nmNorthwest NW
HarareMon 11:40 AM727 km452 miles393 nmWest W
MoroniMon 12:40 PM967 km601 miles522 nmNortheast NE
AntsirabeMon 12:40 PM972 km604 miles525 nmEast E
MaputoMon 11:40 AM978 km608 miles528 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MutsamuduMon 12:40 PM1001 km622 miles541 nmNortheast NE
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