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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

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 19:12:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 19' North, Longitude: 108° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.11 meters/second, 1534.0 km/hour, 953.2 miles/hour or 828.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"15.89 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 minorth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.9"952.82 miwest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 minorth952.81 mi
24 hours0° 03' 11.6"3.39 mieast0° 02' 14.2"2.56 minorth4.25 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 19:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 16' South, Longitude: 71° 15' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 409.58 meters/second, 1474.5 km/hour, 916.2 miles/hour or 796.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.27 miwest0° 00' 01.6"0.03 minorth15.27 mi
1 hour14° 24' 36.8"915.92 miwest0° 01' 39.3"1.90 minorth916.02 mi
24 hours13° 52' 46.9"882.23 mieast1° 19' 18.2"90.95 minorth891.16 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Mazatlan *Wed 1:12 PM177 km110 miles96 nmEast E
Culiacán *Wed 1:12 PM182 km113 miles98 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Cabo San Lucas *Wed 1:12 PM187 km116 miles101 nmWest-southwest WSW
La Paz *Wed 1:12 PM238 km148 miles129 nmWest-northwest WNW
Tepic *Wed 1:12 PM391 km243 miles211 nmEast-southeast ESE
Puerto Vallarta *Wed 2:12 PM425 km264 miles229 nmSoutheast SE
Fresnillo *Wed 2:12 PM541 km336 miles292 nmEast E
Guadalajara *Wed 2:12 PM576 km358 miles311 nmEast-southeast ESE
Aguascalientes *Wed 2:12 PM623 km387 miles336 nmEast-southeast ESE
Chihuahua *Wed 1:12 PM624 km388 miles337 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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