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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 parts 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 9:40:00 AM.

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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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Annular Eclipse in progress – white lines on map

  • The map shows the January 26, 2009 — Annular Solar Eclipse in progress.
  • The white lines on the map shows areas where a partial eclipse is visible.
  • At the moment, the Annular phase of the eclipse is visible to anyone within the dark blue area surrounded by a red area on the map (red lines)
  • The area under red lines are very close to see the same - but they see a partial eclipse

Position of the Sun

On Monday, January 26, 2009 at 09:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 38' South, Longitude: 38° 09' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.61 meters/second, 1582.6 km/hour, 983.4 miles/hour or 854.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position 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"983.09 miWest0° 00' 38.1"0.73 miNorth983.13 mi
24 hours0° 03' 06.1"3.39 miEast0° 15' 25.6"17.69 miNorth18.01 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 26, 2009 at 09:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 36' South, Longitude: 39° 00' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.33 meters/second, 1534.8 km/hour, 953.7 miles/hour or 828.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position 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' 29.1"953.36 miWest0° 10' 25.0"11.94 miNorth953.92 mi
24 hours10° 48' 06.5"708.27 miEast4° 31' 14.6"310.86 miNorth781.36 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BeiraMon 11:40 AM373 km232 miles201 nmWest-southwest WSW
NampulaMon 11:40 AM407 km253 miles220 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BlantyreMon 11:40 AM459 km285 miles248 nmNorthwest NW
MutareMon 11:40 AM580 km360 miles313 nmWest W
PembaMon 11:40 AM676 km420 miles365 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LilongweMon 11:40 AM695 km432 miles375 nmNorthwest NW
HarareMon 11:40 AM756 km470 miles408 nmWest W
MasvingoMon 11:40 AM785 km488 miles424 nmWest-southwest WSW
ChipataMon 11:40 AM807 km501 miles435 nmNorthwest NW
GweruMon 11:40 AM882 km548 miles476 nmWest W

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