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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 12:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 36' South
Longitude: 1° 23' 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"983.31 miwest0° 00' 38.2"0.73 minorth983.34 mi
24 hours0° 03' 04.9"3.37 mieast0° 15' 27.8"17.73 minorth18.04 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 26, 2009 at 12:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 10' South
Longitude: 3° 21' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.44 meters/second, 1538.8 km/hour, 956.2 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"15.94 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth15.94 mi
1 hour14° 32' 36.0"955.92 miwest0° 10' 37.1"12.17 minorth956.48 mi
24 hours10° 45' 38.5"707.37 mieast4° 35' 32.3"315.79 minorth782.40 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 PM811 km504 miles438 nmWest-northwest WNW
LuandaMon 1:06 PM1675 km1041 miles905 nmNortheast NE
Windhoek *Mon 2:06 PM1696 km1054 miles916 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméMon 12:06 PM2176 km1352 miles1175 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KinshasaMon 1:06 PM2189 km1360 miles1182 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleMon 1:06 PM2192 km1362 miles1184 nmNortheast NE
LibrevilleMon 1:06 PM2279 km1416 miles1231 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Cape TownMon 2:06 PM2397 km1489 miles1294 nmSoutheast SE
MalaboMon 1:06 PM2603 km1617 miles1406 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GaboroneMon 2:06 PM2622 km1629 miles1416 nmEast-southeast ESE
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