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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 9:30:00 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 09:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 38' South, Longitude: 40° 39' East

The ground speed is currently 439.61 meters/second, 1582.6 kilometres/hour, 983.4 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"983.08 miWest0° 00' 38.1"0.73 miNorth983.11 mi
24 hours0° 03' 06.2"3.39 miEast0° 15' 25.6"17.68 miNorth18.01 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 26, 2009 at 09:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 38' South, Longitude: 41° 26' East

The ground speed is currently 426.25 meters/second, 1534.5 kilometres/hour, 953.5 miles/hour or 828.6 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"15.89 miWest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 miNorth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 32' 28.8"953.19 miWest0° 10' 24.1"11.92 miNorth953.75 mi
24 hours10° 48' 16.9"708.34 miEast4° 30' 56.9"310.52 miNorth781.29 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
NampulaMon 11:30 AM416 km259 miles225 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ToliaraMon 12:30 PM610 km379 miles329 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BeiraMon 11:30 AM625 km388 miles338 nmWest-southwest WSW
PembaMon 11:30 AM627 km390 miles339 nmNorth N
ZombaMon 11:30 AM670 km416 miles362 nmWest-northwest WNW
BlantyreMon 11:30 AM678 km421 miles366 nmWest-northwest WNW
MahajangaMon 12:30 PM683 km424 miles369 nmEast-northeast ENE
AntsirabeMon 12:30 PM685 km426 miles370 nmEast-southeast ESE
AntananarivoMon 12:30 PM726 km451 miles392 nmEast E
FomboniMon 12:30 PM777 km483 miles420 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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