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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 7:58:00 AM.

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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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 07:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 23' South, Longitude: 63° 42' East

The ground speed is currently 440.23 meters/second, 1584.8 kilometres/hour, 984.8 miles/hour or 855.7 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.41 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miNorth16.41 mi
1 hour14° 59' 52.5"984.47 miWest0° 00' 38.9"0.74 miNorth984.51 mi
24 hours0° 02' 54.7"3.19 miEast0° 15' 44.1"18.04 miNorth18.32 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 07:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 25' South, Longitude: 74° 33' East

The ground speed is currently 436.08 meters/second, 1569.9 kilometres/hour, 975.5 miles/hour or 847.7 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 33.3"16.26 miWest0° 00' 12.0"0.23 miNorth16.26 mi
1 hour14° 33' 26.4"975.24 miWest0° 12' 04.2"13.83 miNorth975.78 mi
24 hours10° 28' 35.9"701.92 miEast5° 05' 49.0"350.35 miNorth790.81 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port Mathurin (Rodrigues) *Tue 12:58 PM146 km91 miles79 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port Louis *Tue 12:58 PM680 km423 miles367 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-DenisTue 11:58 AM907 km564 miles490 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-PierreTue 11:58 AM920 km572 miles497 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-PaulTue 11:58 AM929 km577 miles502 nmWest-southwest WSW
Diego GarciaTue 1:58 PM1548 km962 miles836 nmNortheast NE
AntananarivoTue 10:58 AM1706 km1060 miles921 nmWest W
VictoriaTue 11:58 AM1768 km1098 miles954 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MoroniTue 10:58 AM2317 km1440 miles1251 nmWest-northwest WNW
Amsterdam IslandTue 12:58 PM2540 km1578 miles1371 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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