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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 8:40:00 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 08:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 38' South, Longitude: 53° 09' East

The ground speed is currently 439.58 meters/second, 1582.5 kilometres/hour, 983.3 miles/hour or 854.5 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"983.03 miWest0° 00' 38.0"0.73 miNorth983.06 mi
24 hours0° 03' 06.6"3.40 miEast0° 15' 24.9"17.67 miNorth17.99 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 26, 2009 at 08:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 46' South, Longitude: 53° 33' East

The ground speed is currently 425.87 meters/second, 1533.1 kilometres/hour, 952.7 miles/hour or 827.8 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"15.88 miWest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 miNorth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 32' 26.3"952.34 miWest0° 10' 19.9"11.84 miNorth952.90 mi
24 hours10° 49' 08.1"708.68 miEast4° 29' 27.5"308.82 miNorth780.96 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
Saint-PaulMon 12:40 PM344 km214 miles186 nmSoutheast SE
Saint-DenisMon 12:40 PM346 km215 miles187 nmSoutheast SE
Saint-PierreMon 12:40 PM386 km240 miles208 nmSoutheast SE
ToamasinaMon 11:40 AM399 km248 miles215 nmWest W
Port Louis *Mon 1:40 PM487 km303 miles263 nmEast-southeast ESE
AntananarivoMon 11:40 AM593 km369 miles320 nmWest W
AntsirabeMon 11:40 AM657 km408 miles355 nmWest-southwest WSW
MoroniMon 11:40 AM1311 km814 miles708 nmNorthwest NW
VictoriaMon 12:40 PM1571 km976 miles848 nmNorth N
Dar es SalaamMon 11:40 AM1991 km1237 miles1075 nmNorthwest NW

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