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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 8:58:00 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 08:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 38' South, Longitude: 48° 39' 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"983.05 miWest0° 00' 38.0"0.73 miNorth983.08 mi
24 hours0° 03' 06.4"3.40 miEast0° 15' 25.0"17.67 miNorth18.00 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 26, 2009 at 08:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 43' South, Longitude: 49° 11' East

The ground speed is currently 426.01 meters/second, 1533.6 kilometres/hour, 953.0 miles/hour or 828.1 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"15.88 miWest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 miNorth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 32' 27.1"952.65 miWest0° 10' 21.4"11.87 miNorth953.20 mi
24 hours10° 48' 49.7"708.55 miEast4° 29' 59.9"309.43 miNorth781.08 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 11:58 AM96 km60 miles52 nmNortheast NE
AntananarivoMon 11:58 AM122 km76 miles66 nmWest-southwest WSW
AntsirabeMon 11:58 AM217 km135 miles117 nmSouthwest SW
FianarantsoaMon 11:58 AM352 km219 miles190 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MahajangaMon 11:58 AM407 km253 miles220 nmNorthwest NW
ToliaraMon 11:58 AM735 km457 miles397 nmSouthwest SW
Saint-PaulMon 12:58 PM742 km461 miles401 nmEast-southeast ESE
MamoutzouMon 11:58 AM744 km463 miles402 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Saint-DenisMon 12:58 PM755 km469 miles408 nmEast-southeast ESE
Saint-PierreMon 12:58 PM775 km481 miles418 nmEast-southeast ESE

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