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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 12:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 36' South, Longitude: 1° 39' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.68 meters/second, 1582.8 km/hour, 983.5 miles/hour or 854.7 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' 52.0"983.24 miwest0° 00' 38.2"0.73 minorth983.28 mi
24 hours0° 03' 04.9"3.37 mieast0° 15' 27.8"17.72 minorth18.04 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 26, 2009 at 12:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 11' South, Longitude: 3° 37' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.43 meters/second, 1538.8 km/hour, 956.1 miles/hour or 830.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.5"15.93 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth15.94 mi
1 hour14° 32' 35.9"955.83 miwest0° 10' 36.9"12.17 minorth956.39 mi
24 hours10° 45' 39.5"707.33 mieast4° 35' 30.3"315.73 minorth782.34 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownMon 12:06 PM838 km521 miles452 nmWest-northwest WNW
LuandaMon 1:06 PM1653 km1027 miles893 nmNortheast NE
Windhoek *Mon 2:06 PM1668 km1037 miles901 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméMon 12:06 PM2168 km1347 miles1170 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KinshasaMon 1:06 PM2169 km1348 miles1171 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleMon 1:06 PM2172 km1349 miles1173 nmNortheast NE
LibrevilleMon 1:06 PM2268 km1409 miles1225 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Cape TownMon 2:06 PM2378 km1478 miles1284 nmSoutheast SE
MalaboMon 1:06 PM2594 km1612 miles1401 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GaboroneMon 2:06 PM2595 km1612 miles1401 nmEast-southeast ESE
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