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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 7:58:00 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 07:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 39' South, Longitude: 63° 39' 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"982.99 miWest0° 00' 38.0"0.73 miNorth983.02 mi
24 hours0° 03' 06.9"3.41 miEast0° 15' 24.2"17.66 miNorth17.98 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 26, 2009 at 07:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 54' South, Longitude: 63° 43' East

The ground speed is currently 425.56 meters/second, 1532.0 kilometres/hour, 951.9 miles/hour or 827.2 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 miNorth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 32' 24.3"951.63 miWest0° 10' 16.4"11.78 miNorth952.18 mi
24 hours10° 49' 51.6"708.96 miEast4° 28' 11.9"307.38 miNorth780.68 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 12:58 PM117 km73 miles63 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port Louis *Mon 12:58 PM667 km414 miles360 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-DenisMon 11:58 AM893 km555 miles482 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-PierreMon 11:58 AM905 km562 miles489 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-PaulMon 11:58 AM915 km568 miles494 nmWest-southwest WSW
Diego GarciaMon 1:58 PM1574 km978 miles850 nmNortheast NE
AntananarivoMon 10:58 AM1699 km1056 miles917 nmWest W
VictoriaMon 11:58 AM1789 km1112 miles966 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MoroniMon 10:58 AM2319 km1441 miles1252 nmWest-northwest WNW
Amsterdam IslandMon 12:58 PM2518 km1564 miles1359 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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