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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: 22° 52' 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"983.23 miwest0° 00' 38.1"0.73 minorth983.26 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° 25' South, Longitude: 24° 12' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.79 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' 32.0"954.46 miwest0° 10' 29.9"12.04 minorth955.02 mi
24 hours10° 47' 04.6"707.92 mieast4° 33' 02.6"312.94 minorth781.82 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Rundu *Mon 12:40 PM338 km210 miles183 nmWest-northwest WNW
MonguMon 12:40 PM371 km231 miles201 nmNorth N
FrancistownMon 12:40 PM562 km349 miles303 nmEast-southeast ESE
BulawayoMon 12:40 PM623 km387 miles336 nmEast-southeast ESE
LusakaMon 12:40 PM676 km420 miles365 nmEast-northeast ENE
MolepololeMon 12:40 PM696 km433 miles376 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MenongueMon 11:40 AM704 km438 miles380 nmNorthwest NW
GweruMon 12:40 PM736 km458 miles398 nmEast E
GaboroneMon 12:40 PM738 km459 miles399 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Windhoek *Mon 12:40 PM744 km462 miles402 nmSouthwest SW
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