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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Monday, February 23, 2009 at 09:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 9° 42' South
Longitude: 35° 04' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 457.28 meters/second, 1646.2 km/hour, 1022.9 miles/hour or 888.9 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.05 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.05 mi
1 hour15° 00' 05.2"1022.89 miwest0° 00' 55.1"1.05 minorth1022.91 mi
24 hours0° 02' 09.6"2.46 miwest0° 22' 09.3"25.38 minorth25.50 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, February 23, 2009 at 09:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 15° 26' South
Longitude: 16° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.83 meters/second, 1561.8 km/hour, 970.5 miles/hour or 843.3 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.17 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 minorth16.18 mi
1 hour14° 33' 02.1"970.27 miwest0° 11' 46.8"13.50 minorth970.82 mi
24 hours10° 38' 43.8"709.93 mieast5° 00' 52.1"344.73 minorth796.05 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MzuzuMon 11:52 AM225 km140 miles122 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DodomaMon 12:52 PM398 km247 miles215 nmNorth N
LilongweMon 11:52 AM494 km307 miles267 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Dar es SalaamMon 12:52 PM564 km351 miles305 nmNortheast NE
Zanzibar CityMon 12:52 PM601 km373 miles324 nmNortheast NE
BlantyreMon 11:52 AM673 km418 miles363 nmSouth S
NampulaMon 11:52 AM752 km467 miles406 nmSoutheast SE
MombasaMon 12:52 PM806 km501 miles435 nmNortheast NE
KitweMon 11:52 AM823 km511 miles444 nmWest-southwest WSW
MwanzaMon 12:52 PM830 km516 miles448 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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