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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 = Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 6:22:00 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 Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 18:22:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 36' North, Longitude: 96° 23' West

The ground speed is currently 437.12 meters/second, 1573.6 kilometres/hour, 977.8 miles/hour or 849.7 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' 00.0"16.30 miWest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 miNorth16.30 mi
1 hour14° 59' 58.5"977.50 miWest0° 00' 32.8"0.63 miNorth977.47 mi
24 hours0° 00' 39.0"0.71 miEast0° 12' 56.8"14.84 miNorth14.86 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 18:22:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 22' South, Longitude: 101° 58' 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' 23.6"15.24 miWest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 miSouth15.24 mi
1 hour14° 23' 45.2"914.21 miWest0° 00' 43.5"0.83 miSouth914.17 mi
24 hours14° 16' 18.0"906.33 miEast0° 25' 25.5"29.16 miNorth908.23 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
Veracruz *Wed 1:22 PM51 km32 miles27 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Vicente Guerrero *Wed 1:22 PM195 km121 miles105 nmWest-southwest WSW
Puebla *Wed 1:22 PM200 km124 miles108 nmWest-southwest WSW
Texcoco *Wed 1:22 PM262 km163 miles141 nmWest W
Ecatepec *Wed 1:22 PM278 km173 miles150 nmWest W
Oaxaca *Wed 1:22 PM282 km175 miles152 nmSouth S
Mexico City *Wed 1:22 PM289 km179 miles156 nmWest W
Cuernavaca *Wed 1:22 PM307 km191 miles166 nmWest-southwest WSW
Santa María Huatulco *Wed 1:22 PM417 km259 miles225 nmSouth S
Querétaro *Wed 1:22 PM433 km269 miles234 nmWest-northwest WNW

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