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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 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).

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= 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 of the movement is currently 439.78 meters/second, 1583.2 km/hour, 983.8 miles/hour or 854.9 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"983.46 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 of the movement is currently 429.04 meters/second, 1544.5 km/hour, 959.7 miles/hour or 834.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.6"15.99 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 zenith

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

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
São Paulo *Mon 1:40 PM773 km480 miles417 nmSoutheast SE
Asuncion *Mon 12:40 PM955 km593 miles515 nmSouthwest SW
San Ignacio de VelascoMon 11:40 AM999 km621 miles539 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 1:40 PM1024 km636 miles553 nmEast-southeast ESE
SucreMon 11:40 AM1416 km880 miles764 nmWest W
SalvadorMon 12:40 PM1558 km968 miles841 nmEast-northeast ENE

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