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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

UTC time = Monday, January 26, 2009 at 1:58:00 PM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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° 21' 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"16.39 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miNorth16.39 mi
1 hour14° 59' 52.0"983.36 miWest0° 00' 38.2"0.73 miNorth983.39 mi
24 hours0° 03' 04.0"3.35 miEast0° 15' 29.2"17.75 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° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.27 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"957.73 miWest0° 10' 46.0"12.34 miNorth958.29 mi
24 hours10° 43' 49.5"706.65 miEast4° 38' 41.7"319.37 miNorth783.10 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 AM1440 km895 miles778 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeMon 10:58 AM1487 km924 miles803 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 11:58 AM1818 km1130 miles982 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaMon 10:58 AM2111 km1312 miles1140 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Mon 11:58 AM2177 km1353 miles1175 nmWest-southwest WSW
JamestownMon 1:58 PM2212 km1374 miles1194 nmEast E
Brasilia *Mon 11:58 AM2311 km1436 miles1248 nmWest W
BelémMon 10:58 AM3070 km1908 miles1658 nmNorthwest NW
MonroviaMon 1:58 PM3240 km2013 miles1749 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Asuncion *Mon 10:58 AM3309 km2056 miles1787 nmWest-southwest WSW

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