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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 areas 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 3:40:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, January 26, 2009 at 15:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 34' South, Longitude: 51° 50' West

The ground speed is currently 439.78 meters/second, 1583.2 kilometres/hour, 983.8 miles/hour or 854.9 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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"983.46 miWest0° 00' 38.3"0.73 miNorth983.50 mi
24 hours0° 03' 03.0"3.34 miEast0° 15' 30.7"17.78 miNorth18.09 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 26, 2009 at 15:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 32' South, Longitude: 48° 15' West

The ground speed is currently 429.04 meters/second, 1544.5 kilometres/hour, 959.7 miles/hour or 834.0 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.6"15.99 miWest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 miNorth16.00 mi
1 hour14° 32' 45.8"959.44 miWest0° 10' 54.1"12.50 miNorth960.00 mi
24 hours10° 42' 11.4"706.05 miEast4° 41' 32.2"322.62 miNorth783.80 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Barra do Garças *Mon 12:40 PM299 km186 miles162 nmNorth N
Goiânia *Mon 1:40 PM345 km214 miles186 nmNortheast NE
Brasilia *Mon 1:40 PM521 km324 miles281 nmNortheast NE
Pirassununga *Mon 1:40 PM597 km371 miles322 nmSoutheast SE
Pedro Juan Caballero *Mon 12:40 PM598 km372 miles323 nmSouthwest SW
Fuerte Olimpo *Mon 12:40 PM689 km428 miles372 nmWest-southwest WSW
São Paulo *Mon 1:40 PM773 km480 miles417 nmSoutheast SE
Ciudad del Este *Mon 12:40 PM820 km510 miles443 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Asuncion *Mon 12:40 PM955 km593 miles515 nmSouthwest SW
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 1:40 PM1024 km636 miles553 nmEast-southeast ESE

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