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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 visible to anyone within the dark blue area surrounded by a red area on the map (red lines)
  • The area under red lines are very close to see the same - but they see a partial eclipse

Map notes

  • The day and night parts of the Earth shown are as of Monday, January 26, 2009 at 06:58:00 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 06:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 40' South, Longitude: 78° 38' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.54 meters/second, 1582.3 km/hour, 983.2 miles/hour or 854.4 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"982.93 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 of the movement is currently 425.10 meters/second, 1530.4 km/hour, 950.9 miles/hour or 826.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"15.85 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 zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaMon 12:58 PM1423 km884 miles768 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 AM3277 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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