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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 09:42:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 38' South, Longitude: 37° 39' 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"983.10 miwest0° 00' 38.1"0.73 minorth983.13 mi
24 hours0° 03' 06.1"3.39 mieast0° 15' 25.7"17.69 minorth18.01 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 26, 2009 at 09:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 36' South, Longitude: 38° 31' 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"953.39 miwest0° 10' 25.1"11.94 minorth953.95 mi
24 hours10° 48' 04.5"708.26 mieast4° 31' 18.2"310.93 minorth781.37 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BeiraMon 11:42 AM324 km201 miles175 nmWest-southwest WSW
BlantyreMon 11:42 AM422 km262 miles228 nmNorthwest NW
NampulaMon 11:42 AM425 km264 miles230 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MutareMon 11:42 AM527 km328 miles285 nmWest W
LilongweMon 11:42 AM660 km410 miles356 nmNorthwest NW
HarareMon 11:42 AM703 km437 miles380 nmWest W
MasvingoMon 11:42 AM734 km456 miles396 nmWest-southwest WSW
ChipataMon 11:42 AM768 km477 miles415 nmNorthwest NW
GweruMon 11:42 AM829 km515 miles448 nmWest W
FomboniMon 12:42 PM959 km596 miles518 nmNortheast NE
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