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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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Position of the Sun

On Monday, January 26, 2009 at 21:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 30' South
Longitude: 145° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.95 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"983.92 miwest0° 00' 38.5"0.74 minorth983.95 mi
24 hours0° 03' 00.0"3.28 mieast0° 15' 35.8"17.88 minorth18.18 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 26, 2009 at 21:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 16° 23' South
Longitude: 138° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.80 meters/second, 1554.5 km/hour, 965.9 miles/hour or 839.3 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.10 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 minorth16.10 mi
1 hour14° 33' 02.2"965.70 miwest0° 11' 22.5"13.04 minorth966.25 mi
24 hours10° 36' 32.4"704.17 mieast4° 51' 26.2"333.95 minorth786.46 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteMon 11:52 AM485 km301 miles262 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaMon 11:52 AM1566 km973 miles845 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownMon 1:52 PM1711 km1063 miles924 nmEast-southeast ESE
AlofiMon 10:52 AM2615 km1625 miles1412 nmWest W
KiritimatiTue 11:52 AM2621 km1629 miles1415 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ApiaMon 10:52 AM2896 km1799 miles1563 nmWest W
FakaofoMon 10:52 AM2995 km1861 miles1617 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaTue 10:52 AM3162 km1965 miles1707 nmWest W
Easter Island *Mon 4:52 PM3780 km2348 miles2041 nmEast-southeast ESE
SuvaTue 9:52 AM3849 km2392 miles2078 nmWest W
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