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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, June 15, 2011 at 8:52:00 PM.

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Total Eclipse In Progress - Yellow or Red Shaded Areas on the Map

  • The map shows the June 15, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse in progress.
  • The yellow area on the map shows where a partial eclipse is visible.
  • A total 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 Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 20:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 19' North, Longitude: 132° 52' West

The ground speed is currently 426.10 meters/second, 1534.0 kilometres/hour, 953.2 miles/hour or 828.3 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"15.89 miWest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 miNorth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.9"952.73 miWest0° 00' 06.0"0.11 miNorth952.73 mi
24 hours0° 03' 11.7"3.39 miEast0° 02' 12.5"2.53 miNorth4.23 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 20:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 13' South, Longitude: 47° 30' East

The ground speed is currently 409.76 meters/second, 1475.2 kilometres/hour, 916.6 miles/hour or 796.5 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' 24.6"15.28 miWest0° 00' 01.8"0.03 miNorth15.28 mi
1 hour14° 24' 41.6"916.26 miWest0° 01' 54.0"2.18 miNorth916.38 mi
24 hours13° 50' 11.0"879.72 miEast1° 24' 48.5"97.26 miNorth889.60 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
Los Angeles *Wed 1:52 PM1855 km1153 miles1002 nmNortheast NE
Tijuana *Wed 1:52 PM1859 km1155 miles1004 nmNortheast NE
San Diego *Wed 1:52 PM1859 km1155 miles1004 nmNortheast NE
San Jose (USA) *Wed 1:52 PM1875 km1165 miles1013 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San Francisco *Wed 1:52 PM1888 km1173 miles1019 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Oakland *Wed 1:52 PM1897 km1179 miles1025 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexicali *Wed 1:52 PM1997 km1241 miles1078 nmNortheast NE
Sacramento *Wed 1:52 PM2007 km1247 miles1084 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Las Vegas *Wed 1:52 PM2219 km1379 miles1198 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloWed 1:52 PM2277 km1415 miles1229 nmEast-northeast ENE

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