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Day and Night World Map

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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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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Monday, January 26, 2009 at 19:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 31' South
Longitude: 116° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.89 meters/second, 1583.6 km/hour, 984.0 miles/hour or 855.1 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"983.80 miwest0° 00' 38.4"0.74 minorth983.83 mi
24 hours0° 03' 00.9"3.30 mieast0° 15' 34.3"17.85 minorth18.15 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 26, 2009 at 19:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 16° 45' South
Longitude: 111° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.96 meters/second, 1551.5 km/hour, 964.0 miles/hour or 837.7 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.07 miwest0° 00' 11.1"0.21 minorth16.07 mi
1 hour14° 32' 57.3"963.82 miwest0° 11' 14.0"12.88 minorth964.38 mi
24 hours10° 38' 12.6"704.72 mieast4° 48' 29.7"330.59 minorth785.65 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Easter Island *Mon 2:58 PM1206 km750 miles651 nmSoutheast SE
AdamstownMon 11:58 AM1571 km976 miles848 nmWest-southwest WSW
PapeeteMon 9:58 AM3487 km2167 miles1883 nmWest W
Galapagos IslandsMon 1:58 PM3536 km2197 miles1909 nmEast-northeast ENE
LimaMon 2:58 PM4301 km2672 miles2322 nmEast E
RarotongaMon 9:58 AM4518 km2807 miles2439 nmWest-southwest WSW
Mexico CityMon 1:58 PM4611 km2865 miles2490 nmNorth-northeast NNE
QuitoMon 2:58 PM4629 km2877 miles2500 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuatemalaMon 1:58 PM4648 km2888 miles2510 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorMon 1:58 PM4663 km2898 miles2518 nmNortheast NE
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