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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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Annular Eclipse in progress – white lines on map

  • The map shows the January 26, 2009 — Annular Solar Eclipse in progress.
  • The white lines on the map shows areas where a partial eclipse is visible.
  • At the moment, the Annular phase of the eclipse is not visible to anyone on earth.

Map notes

  • The day and night parts of the Earth shown are as of Monday, January 26, 2009 at 05:06:00 UTC.
  • The Sun's position is marked with this symbol: Sun symbol. At this location, the Sun will be at its zenith (directly overhead) in relation to an observer.
  • The Moon's position is marked with this symbol: Moon symbol. At this location, the Moon will be at its zenith in relation to an observer. Note that the symbol is not showing the current phase of the Moon.
  • Different shades of darkness are used to indicate night; these shades are in order from lightest to darkest:
    • Civil Twilight (lightest shade)
    • Nautical Twilight
    • Astronomical Twilight
    • Night, no twilight (darkest)
  • Latitude circles
    • NPC – Northern Polar Circle, or Arctic Circle, is at latitude 66°34' N. At locations north of the Arctic Circle, the Sun is visible all day and night during a period before and after the June solstice.
    • NT – Northern Tropic, or Tropic of Cancer, is at latitude 23°26' N and is the northernmost latitude at which the Sun can be directly overhead (this occurs during June solstice, around June 21).
    • ST – Southern Tropic, or Tropic of Capricorn, is at latitude 23°26' S and is the southernmost latitude at which the Sun can be directly overhead (this occurs during December solstice, around December 21).
    • SPC – Southern Polar Circle, or Antarctic Circle, is at latitude 66°34' S. South of this latitude, the Sun is visible all day and night during summer in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Map is generated based on images from NASA

Position of the Sun

On Monday, January 26, 2009 at 05:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 41' South, Longitude: 106° 38' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.49 meters/second, 1582.1 km/hour, 983.1 miles/hour or 854.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.39 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth16.39 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.8"982.81 miwest0° 00' 38.0"0.73 minorth982.84 mi
24 hours0° 03' 08.4"3.43 mieast0° 15' 21.8"17.61 minorth17.94 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 26, 2009 at 05:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 23' South, Longitude: 105° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.25 meters/second, 1527.3 km/hour, 949.0 miles/hour or 824.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"15.82 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 minorth15.82 mi
1 hour14° 32' 16.2"948.70 miwest0° 10' 01.5"11.49 minorth949.26 mi
24 hours10° 52' 52.6"710.18 mieast4° 22' 55.7"301.35 minorth779.56 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
The SettlementMon 12:06 PM911 km566 miles492 nmNorth N
BandungMon 12:06 PM1305 km811 miles705 nmNorth N
SurakartaMon 12:06 PM1314 km817 miles710 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MalangMon 12:06 PM1355 km842 miles732 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SemarangMon 12:06 PM1357 km843 miles733 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JakartaMon 12:06 PM1387 km862 miles749 nmNorth N
SurabayaMon 12:06 PM1426 km886 miles770 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DenpasarMon 1:06 PM1445 km898 miles780 nmNortheast NE
BengkuluMon 12:06 PM1714 km1065 miles926 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Perth *Mon 2:06 PM1737 km1079 miles938 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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