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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 10:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 37' South, Longitude: 23° 09' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.64 meters/second, 1582.7 km/hour, 983.4 miles/hour or 854.6 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' 05.6"3.38 mieast0° 15' 26.6"17.70 minorth18.02 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 26, 2009 at 10:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 26' South, Longitude: 24° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.78 meters/second, 1536.4 km/hour, 954.7 miles/hour or 829.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"15.91 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 32' 31.9"954.38 miwest0° 10' 29.9"12.03 minorth954.94 mi
24 hours10° 47' 05.6"707.88 mieast4° 33' 00.6"312.88 minorth781.76 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MaunMon 12:40 PM155 km97 miles84 nmSouth S
Rundu *Mon 12:40 PM366 km228 miles198 nmWest-northwest WNW
MonguMon 12:40 PM370 km230 miles200 nmNorth N
GhanziMon 12:40 PM375 km233 miles203 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FrancistownMon 12:40 PM537 km334 miles290 nmEast-southeast ESE
SeroweMon 12:40 PM558 km347 miles301 nmSoutheast SE
BulawayoMon 12:40 PM595 km370 miles322 nmEast-southeast ESE
LusakaMon 12:40 PM651 km405 miles352 nmEast-northeast ENE
MolepololeMon 12:40 PM686 km426 miles370 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GweruMon 12:40 PM708 km440 miles382 nmEast E
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