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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 8:52:00 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 08:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 38' South, Longitude: 50° 09' East

The ground speed is currently 439.59 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"983.04 miWest0° 00' 38.0"0.73 miNorth983.08 mi
24 hours0° 03' 06.5"3.40 miEast0° 15' 25.0"17.67 miNorth18.00 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 26, 2009 at 08:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 44' South, Longitude: 50° 38' East

The ground speed is currently 425.97 meters/second, 1533.5 kilometres/hour, 952.9 miles/hour or 828.0 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' 27.0"952.54 miWest0° 10' 20.9"11.86 miNorth953.10 mi
24 hours10° 48' 55.8"708.59 miEast4° 29' 49.1"309.23 miNorth781.04 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
ToamasinaMon 11:52 AM95 km59 miles51 nmNorthwest NW
AntananarivoMon 11:52 AM278 km173 miles150 nmWest W
AntsirabeMon 11:52 AM354 km220 miles191 nmWest-southwest WSW
FianarantsoaMon 11:52 AM447 km278 miles241 nmSouthwest SW
MahajangaMon 11:52 AM520 km323 miles281 nmNorthwest NW
Saint-PaulMon 12:52 PM598 km371 miles323 nmEast-southeast ESE
Saint-DenisMon 12:52 PM609 km378 miles329 nmEast-southeast ESE
Saint-PierreMon 12:52 PM633 km393 miles342 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port Louis *Mon 1:52 PM790 km491 miles427 nmEast-southeast ESE
MamoutzouMon 11:52 AM835 km519 miles451 nmNorthwest NW

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