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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 7:58:00 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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Position of the Sun

On Monday, January 26, 2009 at 19:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 31' South, Longitude: 116° 20' 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"983.73 miWest0° 00' 38.4"0.74 miNorth983.76 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 Latitude: 16° 45' South, Longitude: 110° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.95 meters/second, 1551.4 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"963.74 miWest0° 11' 13.9"12.87 miNorth964.30 mi
24 hours10° 38' 13.5"704.67 miEast4° 48' 28.0"330.54 miNorth785.59 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 PM1189 km739 miles642 nmSoutheast SE
AdamstownMon 11:58 AM1596 km992 miles862 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsMon 1:58 PM3511 km2181 miles1896 nmEast-northeast ENE
PapeeteMon 9:58 AM3516 km2185 miles1898 nmWest W
LimaMon 2:58 PM4272 km2654 miles2307 nmEast E
RarotongaMon 9:58 AM4546 km2825 miles2455 nmWest-southwest WSW
Mexico CityMon 1:58 PM4599 km2857 miles2483 nmNorth-northeast NNE
QuitoMon 2:58 PM4602 km2860 miles2485 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuatemalaMon 1:58 PM4630 km2877 miles2500 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorMon 1:58 PM4644 km2886 miles2507 nmNortheast NE

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