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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 09:42:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 38' South
Longitude: 37° 22' 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"983.17 miwest0° 00' 38.1"0.73 minorth983.20 mi
24 hours0° 03' 06.0"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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 36' South
Longitude: 38° 15' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.35 meters/second, 1534.9 km/hour, 953.7 miles/hour or 828.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"15.90 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 minorth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 32' 29.3"953.48 miwest0° 10' 25.2"11.95 minorth954.04 mi
24 hours10° 48' 03.5"708.30 mieast4° 31' 20.2"310.99 minorth781.43 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 AM298 km185 miles161 nmWest-southwest WSW
BlantyreMon 11:42 AM403 km250 miles218 nmNorthwest NW
NampulaMon 11:42 AM438 km272 miles236 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MutareMon 11:42 AM498 km310 miles269 nmWest W
LilongweMon 11:42 AM642 km399 miles347 nmNorthwest NW
HarareMon 11:42 AM675 km419 miles364 nmWest W
MaputoMon 11:42 AM950 km590 miles513 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MoroniMon 12:42 PM1001 km622 miles540 nmNortheast NE
AntsirabeMon 12:42 PM1025 km637 miles553 nmEast E
LusakaMon 11:42 AM1031 km641 miles557 nmWest-northwest WNW
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