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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 21:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 30' South, Longitude: 142° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.94 meters/second, 1583.8 km/hour, 984.1 miles/hour or 855.2 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' 52.3"983.91 miwest0° 00' 38.5"0.74 minorth983.94 mi
24 hours0° 03' 00.0"3.28 mieast0° 15' 35.7"17.88 minorth18.18 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 26, 2009 at 21:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 26' South, Longitude: 135° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.71 meters/second, 1554.2 km/hour, 965.7 miles/hour or 839.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.09 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 minorth16.10 mi
1 hour14° 33' 01.6"965.50 miwest0° 11' 21.6"13.02 minorth966.06 mi
24 hours10° 36' 42.7"704.23 mieast4° 51' 07.7"333.60 minorth786.37 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteMon 11:40 AM798 km496 miles431 nmWest W
Gambier IslandsMon 12:40 PM904 km561 miles488 nmSoutheast SE
AdamstownMon 1:40 PM1437 km893 miles776 nmEast-southeast ESE
RarotongaMon 11:40 AM1875 km1165 miles1012 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiTue 11:40 AM2803 km1742 miles1514 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiMon 10:40 AM2930 km1821 miles1582 nmWest W
ApiaMon 10:40 AM3211 km1995 miles1734 nmWest W
FakaofoMon 10:40 AM3301 km2051 miles1782 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaTue 10:40 AM3474 km2158 miles1876 nmWest W
Easter Island *Mon 4:40 PM3485 km2165 miles1882 nmEast-southeast ESE
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