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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 7:48:00 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 07:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 39' South, Longitude: 66° 09' East

The ground speed is currently 439.56 meters/second, 1582.4 kilometres/hour, 983.3 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' 51.9"982.98 miWest0° 00' 38.0"0.73 miNorth983.01 mi
24 hours0° 03' 07.1"3.41 miEast0° 15' 24.2"17.66 miNorth17.98 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 26, 2009 at 07:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 55' South, Longitude: 66° 09' East

The ground speed is currently 425.48 meters/second, 1531.7 kilometres/hour, 951.8 miles/hour or 827.1 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' 32.4"15.86 miWest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 miNorth15.86 mi
1 hour14° 32' 23.8"951.46 miWest0° 10' 15.5"11.76 miNorth952.01 mi
24 hours10° 50' 02.1"709.03 miEast4° 27' 53.8"307.03 miNorth780.62 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) *Mon 12:48 PM308 km192 miles166 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port Louis *Mon 12:48 PM923 km574 miles499 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-DenisMon 11:48 AM1147 km713 miles619 nmWest-southwest WSW
Diego GarciaMon 1:48 PM1427 km887 miles771 nmNorth-northeast NNE
VictoriaMon 11:48 AM1939 km1205 miles1047 nmNorthwest NW
AntananarivoMon 10:48 AM1962 km1219 miles1059 nmWest W
Amsterdam IslandMon 12:48 PM2396 km1489 miles1294 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MoroniMon 10:48 AM2574 km1599 miles1390 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaleMon 12:48 PM2651 km1647 miles1431 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Dar es SalaamMon 10:48 AM3190 km1982 miles1723 nmWest-northwest WNW

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