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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 15:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 34' South, Longitude: 54° 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"983.48 miwest0° 00' 38.3"0.73 minorth983.51 mi
24 hours0° 03' 02.9"3.33 mieast0° 15' 30.8"17.78 minorth18.10 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 26, 2009 at 15:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 30' South, Longitude: 51° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.13 meters/second, 1544.9 km/hour, 959.9 miles/hour or 834.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.7"16.00 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 minorth16.00 mi
1 hour14° 32' 46.4"959.64 miwest0° 10' 55.1"12.51 minorth960.20 mi
24 hours10° 42' 00.1"705.98 mieast4° 41' 52.0"323.00 minorth783.88 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Campo Grande *Mon 12:52 PM205 km127 miles111 nmSouth S
Barra do Garças *Mon 12:52 PM403 km251 miles218 nmNortheast NE
Goiânia *Mon 1:52 PM622 km387 miles336 nmEast-northeast ENE
San Ignacio de VelascoMon 11:52 AM694 km431 miles375 nmWest-northwest WNW
Asuncion *Mon 12:52 PM798 km496 miles431 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Brasilia *Mon 1:52 PM801 km498 miles432 nmEast-northeast ENE
São Paulo *Mon 1:52 PM1017 km632 miles549 nmSoutheast SE
SucreMon 11:52 AM1100 km683 miles594 nmWest W
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 1:52 PM1307 km812 miles706 nmEast-southeast ESE
La PazMon 11:52 AM1429 km888 miles772 nmWest W
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