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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 9:02:00 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 21:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 19' North, Longitude: 135° 22' 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' 12.2"2.53 miNorth4.23 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 21:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 12' South, Longitude: 45° 06' East

The ground speed is currently 409.78 meters/second, 1475.2 kilometres/hour, 916.7 miles/hour or 796.6 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"0.04 miNorth15.28 mi
1 hour14° 24' 42.2"916.31 miWest0° 01' 55.4"2.21 miNorth916.42 mi
24 hours13° 49' 54.9"879.47 miEast1° 25' 21.7"97.90 miNorth889.45 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
San Jose *Wed 2:02 PM2019 km1254 miles1090 nmNortheast NE
San Francisco *Wed 2:02 PM2024 km1257 miles1093 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Wed 2:02 PM2047 km1272 miles1105 nmNortheast NE
San Diego *Wed 2:02 PM2067 km1284 miles1116 nmNortheast NE
Tijuana *Wed 2:02 PM2068 km1285 miles1117 nmEast-northeast ENE
Sacramento *Wed 2:02 PM2144 km1332 miles1158 nmNortheast NE
Mexicali *Wed 2:02 PM2210 km1373 miles1193 nmEast-northeast ENE
HonoluluWed 11:02 AM2325 km1445 miles1256 nmWest W
Las Vegas *Wed 2:02 PM2408 km1496 miles1300 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloWed 2:02 PM2516 km1564 miles1359 nmEast-northeast ENE

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