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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

UTC time = Friday, March 23, 2012 at 6:58:00 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).

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, March 23, 2012 at 18:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 25' North, Longitude: 102° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.79 meters/second, 1669.6 km/hour, 1037.5 miles/hour or 901.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.29 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miNorth17.29 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.2"1037.46 miWest0° 00' 59.0"1.13 miNorth1037.46 mi
24 hours0° 04' 30.3"5.19 miWest0° 23' 36.8"27.04 miNorth27.54 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, March 23, 2012 at 18:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 09' North, Longitude: 92° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.31 meters/second, 1595.9 km/hour, 991.7 miles/hour or 861.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 33.6"16.53 miWest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 miNorth16.53 mi
1 hour14° 33' 42.1"991.50 miWest0° 10' 01.4"11.48 miNorth991.31 mi
24 hours10° 37' 11.2"723.13 miEast3° 46' 18.9"259.27 miNorth763.71 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsFri 12:58 PM1503 km934 miles812 nmEast E
AcapulcoFri 12:58 PM1741 km1082 miles940 nmNorth N
GuatemalaFri 12:58 PM1996 km1240 miles1078 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorFri 12:58 PM2031 km1262 miles1097 nmNortheast NE
Mexico CityFri 12:58 PM2035 km1264 miles1099 nmNorth-northeast NNE
VeracruzFri 12:58 PM2102 km1306 miles1135 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuadalajaraFri 12:58 PM2131 km1324 miles1151 nmNorth N
ManaguaFri 12:58 PM2188 km1359 miles1181 nmNortheast NE
TegucigalpaFri 12:58 PM2226 km1383 miles1202 nmNortheast NE
AguascalientesFri 12:58 PM2266 km1408 miles1223 nmNorth N

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