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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 6:06:00 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 18:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 32' South, Longitude: 88° 20' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.84 meters/second, 1583.4 km/hour, 983.9 miles/hour or 855.0 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' 52.1"983.61 miWest0° 00' 38.4"0.73 miNorth983.65 mi
24 hours0° 03' 01.8"3.31 miEast0° 15' 32.8"17.82 miNorth18.13 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 26, 2009 at 18:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 06' South, Longitude: 83° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.13 meters/second, 1548.5 km/hour, 962.2 miles/hour or 836.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.03 miWest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 miNorth16.04 mi
1 hour14° 32' 52.3"961.88 miWest0° 11' 05.5"12.71 miNorth962.44 mi
24 hours10° 39' 55.0"705.25 miEast4° 45' 30.2"327.15 miNorth784.81 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaMon 1:06 PM1409 km875 miles761 nmEast-northeast ENE
Galapagos IslandsMon 12:06 PM1956 km1216 miles1056 nmNorth N
GuayaquilMon 1:06 PM2027 km1260 miles1095 nmNorth-northeast NNE
La PazMon 2:06 PM2156 km1340 miles1164 nmEast E
QuitoMon 1:06 PM2293 km1425 miles1238 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Easter Island *Mon 1:06 PM2350 km1460 miles1269 nmWest-southwest WSW
Rio BrancoMon 2:06 PM2405 km1494 miles1299 nmEast-northeast ENE
Santiago *Mon 3:06 PM2413 km1500 miles1303 nmSoutheast SE
SucreMon 2:06 PM2431 km1511 miles1313 nmEast E
Córdoba *Mon 4:06 PM2815 km1749 miles1520 nmSoutheast SE

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