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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 13:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 35' South, Longitude: 26° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.73 meters/second, 1583.0 km/hour, 983.6 miles/hour or 854.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.40 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth16.40 mi
1 hour14° 59' 52.0"983.43 miwest0° 00' 38.2"0.73 minorth983.46 mi
24 hours0° 03' 04.0"3.35 mieast0° 15' 29.2"17.76 minorth18.07 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 26, 2009 at 13:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 51' South, Longitude: 23° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.28 meters/second, 1541.8 km/hour, 958.0 miles/hour or 832.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.6"15.97 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 minorth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 32' 41.2"957.81 miwest0° 10' 46.1"12.34 minorth958.37 mi
24 hours10° 43' 48.4"706.69 mieast4° 38' 43.5"319.43 minorth783.16 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorMon 10:58 AM1415 km879 miles764 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeMon 10:58 AM1464 km910 miles791 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 11:58 AM1791 km1113 miles967 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaMon 10:58 AM2095 km1302 miles1131 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Mon 11:58 AM2150 km1336 miles1161 nmWest-southwest WSW
JamestownMon 1:58 PM2241 km1392 miles1210 nmEast E
Brasilia *Mon 11:58 AM2282 km1418 miles1232 nmWest W
BelémMon 10:58 AM3048 km1894 miles1646 nmNorthwest NW
MonroviaMon 1:58 PM3256 km2023 miles1758 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Asuncion *Mon 10:58 AM3281 km2039 miles1772 nmWest-southwest WSW
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