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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 20:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 19' North, Longitude: 120° 22' 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"952.74 miwest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 minorth952.74 mi
24 hours0° 03' 11.7"3.39 mieast0° 02' 13.3"2.55 minorth4.24 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 20:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 14' South, Longitude: 59° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 409.67 meters/second, 1474.8 km/hour, 916.4 miles/hour or 796.3 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' 01.7"0.03 minorth15.27 mi
1 hour14° 24' 39.3"916.05 miwest0° 01' 46.6"2.04 minorth916.16 mi
24 hours13° 51' 30.4"880.96 mieast1° 22' 01.9"94.08 minorth890.36 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Tijuana *Wed 1:02 PM1073 km667 miles579 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San Diego *Wed 1:02 PM1088 km676 miles588 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HermosilloWed 1:02 PM1135 km705 miles613 nmNortheast NE
Mexicali *Wed 1:02 PM1140 km709 miles616 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Long Beach *Wed 1:02 PM1180 km733 miles637 nmNorth N
Los Angeles *Wed 1:02 PM1207 km750 miles652 nmNorth N
TucsonWed 1:02 PM1352 km840 miles730 nmNortheast NE
PhoenixWed 1:02 PM1385 km861 miles748 nmNortheast NE
Mazatlan *Wed 2:02 PM1427 km887 miles770 nmEast E
Las Vegas *Wed 1:02 PM1507 km936 miles814 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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