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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 10:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 37' South
Longitude: 19° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.64 meters/second, 1582.7 km/hour, 983.5 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"983.24 miwest0° 00' 38.1"0.73 minorth983.27 mi
24 hours0° 03' 05.4"3.38 mieast0° 15' 26.7"17.71 minorth18.03 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 26, 2009 at 10:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 23' South
Longitude: 21° 17' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.88 meters/second, 1536.8 km/hour, 954.9 miles/hour or 829.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"15.91 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 32' 32.6"954.67 miwest0° 10' 31.0"12.06 minorth955.23 mi
24 hours10° 46' 52.4"707.84 mieast4° 33' 23.6"313.34 minorth781.90 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 12:52 PM79 km49 miles42 nmNorth N
Windhoek *Mon 12:52 PM524 km326 miles283 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Walvis Bay *Mon 12:52 PM737 km458 miles398 nmSouthwest SW
HuamboMon 11:52 AM784 km487 miles423 nmNorthwest NW
LubangoMon 11:52 AM794 km493 miles429 nmWest-northwest WNW
FrancistownMon 12:52 PM848 km527 miles458 nmEast-southeast ESE
MolepololeMon 12:52 PM867 km539 miles468 nmSoutheast SE
GaboroneMon 12:52 PM915 km568 miles494 nmSoutheast SE
LusakaMon 12:52 PM962 km598 miles520 nmEast-northeast ENE
RustenburgMon 12:52 PM1089 km677 miles588 nmSoutheast SE
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