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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 9:50:00 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 09:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 38' South, Longitude: 35° 39' East

The ground speed is currently 439.62 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"983.10 miWest0° 00' 38.1"0.73 miNorth983.14 mi
24 hours0° 03' 06.0"3.39 miEast0° 15' 25.9"17.69 miNorth18.01 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 26, 2009 at 09:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 34' South, Longitude: 36° 35' East

The ground speed is currently 426.40 meters/second, 1535.1 kilometres/hour, 953.8 miles/hour or 828.9 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"15.90 miWest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 miNorth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 32' 29.7"953.53 miWest0° 10' 25.8"11.96 miNorth954.09 mi
24 hours10° 47' 56.4"708.21 miEast4° 31' 32.4"311.20 miNorth781.43 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
BeiraMon 11:50 AM158 km98 miles86 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MutareMon 11:50 AM317 km197 miles171 nmWest W
BlantyreMon 11:50 AM322 km200 miles174 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ZombaMon 11:50 AM359 km223 miles194 nmNorth N
ChitungwizaMon 11:50 AM491 km305 miles265 nmWest W
HarareMon 11:50 AM494 km307 miles267 nmWest W
MasvingoMon 11:50 AM531 km330 miles286 nmWest-southwest WSW
NampulaMon 11:50 AM547 km340 miles295 nmNortheast NE
LilongweMon 11:50 AM551 km343 miles298 nmNorth-northwest NNW
GweruMon 11:50 AM621 km386 miles335 nmWest W

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