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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 = Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 8:00:00 PM.

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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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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 20:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 32' North, Longitude: 120° 46' West

The ground speed is currently 447.04 meters/second, 1609.3 kilometres/hour, 1000.0 miles/hour or 869.0 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° 15' 00.1"16.67 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miNorth16.67 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.0"999.79 miWest0° 00' 44.3"0.85 miNorth999.76 mi
24 hours0° 01' 33.3"1.73 miWest0° 17' 38.3"20.21 miNorth20.29 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 20:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 24° 06' South, Longitude: 115° 05' East

The ground speed is currently 408.85 meters/second, 1471.9 kilometres/hour, 914.6 miles/hour or 794.7 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' 28.4"15.24 miWest0° 00' 04.0"0.08 miNorth15.24 mi
1 hour14° 28' 34.3"914.20 miWest0° 04' 01.8"4.62 miNorth914.45 mi
24 hours12° 14' 03.1"772.71 miEast2° 08' 02.0"146.84 miNorth792.65 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
Mazatlan *Sun 2:00 PM1729 km1074 miles933 nmEast-northeast ENE
HermosilloSun 1:00 PM1807 km1123 miles976 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Tijuana *Sun 1:00 PM1920 km1193 miles1037 nmNorth N
Guadalajara *Sun 3:00 PM1927 km1197 miles1041 nmEast-northeast ENE
San Diego *Sun 1:00 PM1938 km1204 miles1047 nmNorth N
Mexicali *Sun 1:00 PM1970 km1224 miles1064 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Los Angeles *Sun 1:00 PM2067 km1284 miles1116 nmNorth N
Aguascalientes *Sun 3:00 PM2069 km1285 miles1117 nmEast-northeast ENE
PhoenixSun 1:00 PM2169 km1348 miles1171 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Acapulco *Sun 3:00 PM2237 km1390 miles1208 nmEast E

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