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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 9:52:00 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 21:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 30' South, Longitude: 144° 50' 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"983.85 miWest0° 00' 38.5"0.74 miNorth983.88 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 Latitude: 16° 24' South, Longitude: 138° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.79 meters/second, 1554.4 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"965.61 miWest0° 11' 22.4"13.03 miNorth966.17 mi
24 hours10° 36' 33.2"704.13 miEast4° 51' 24.5"333.90 miNorth786.40 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 AM513 km319 miles277 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaMon 11:52 AM1594 km990 miles861 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownMon 1:52 PM1686 km1048 miles910 nmEast-southeast ESE
KiritimatiTue 11:52 AM2637 km1638 miles1424 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AlofiMon 10:52 AM2644 km1643 miles1428 nmWest W
ApiaMon 10:52 AM2924 km1817 miles1579 nmWest W
FakaofoMon 10:52 AM3019 km1876 miles1630 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaTue 10:52 AM3191 km1983 miles1723 nmWest W
Easter Island *Mon 4:52 PM3753 km2332 miles2026 nmEast-southeast ESE
SuvaTue 9:52 AM3878 km2410 miles2094 nmWest W

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