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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 = Monday, January 26, 2009 at 6:58:00 AM.

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Annular Eclipse In Progress - Yellow or Red Shaded Areas on the Map

  • The map shows the January 26, 2009 — Annular Solar Eclipse in progress.
  • The yellow area on the map shows where a partial eclipse is visible.
  • A annular eclipse is visible to anyone within the dark red area of the map which is surrounded by the lighter red area.
  • A partial eclipse is visible to anyone within the brighter red area of the map surrounding the darkest red area.

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 Monday, January 26, 2009 at 06:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 40' South, Longitude: 78° 38' East

The ground speed is currently 439.54 meters/second, 1582.3 kilometres/hour, 983.2 miles/hour or 854.4 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"16.39 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miNorth16.39 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.8"982.93 miWest0° 00' 38.0"0.73 miNorth982.96 mi
24 hours0° 03' 07.4"3.42 miEast0° 15' 23.5"17.64 miNorth17.97 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 26, 2009 at 06:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 04' South, Longitude: 78° 16' East

The ground speed is currently 425.10 meters/second, 1530.4 kilometres/hour, 950.9 miles/hour or 826.3 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' 32.2"15.85 miWest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 miNorth15.85 mi
1 hour14° 32' 21.5"950.61 miWest0° 10' 11.2"11.68 miNorth951.16 mi
24 hours10° 50' 54.3"709.38 miEast4° 26' 22.7"305.30 miNorth780.29 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
Diego GarciaMon 12:58 PM1427 km887 miles770 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Amsterdam IslandMon 11:58 AM2124 km1320 miles1147 nmSouth S
Port Louis *Mon 11:58 AM2226 km1383 miles1202 nmWest W
Saint-DenisMon 10:58 AM2440 km1516 miles1318 nmWest W
MaleMon 11:58 AM2588 km1608 miles1397 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteMon 12:28 PM2829 km1758 miles1527 nmNorth N
VictoriaMon 10:58 AM2961 km1840 miles1599 nmWest-northwest WNW
AntananarivoMon 9:58 AM3276 km2036 miles1769 nmWest W
JakartaMon 1:58 PM3354 km2084 miles1811 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port-aux-FrancaisMon 11:58 AM3487 km2167 miles1883 nmSouth S

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