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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 = Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 7:08:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 19:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 04' North, Longitude: 107° 28' West

The ground speed is currently 461.36 meters/second, 1660.9 kilometres/hour, 1032.0 miles/hour or 896.8 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° 15' 00.1"17.20 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.20 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.8"1032.00 miWest0° 00' 56.0"1.07 miSouth1032.01 mi
24 hours0° 05' 08.6"5.90 miWest0° 22' 29.8"25.76 miSouth26.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 19:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 27' North, Longitude: 139° 52' East

The ground speed is currently 423.64 meters/second, 1525.1 kilometres/hour, 947.7 miles/hour or 823.5 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' 31.3"15.79 miWest0° 00' 04.5"0.09 miNorth15.79 mi
1 hour14° 31' 23.3"947.36 miWest0° 04' 27.5"5.11 miNorth947.15 mi
24 hours11° 32' 48.9"753.30 miEast1° 21' 41.8"93.67 miNorth755.89 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
Acapulco *Thu 2:08 PM1452 km902 miles784 nmNortheast NE
Guadalajara *Thu 2:08 PM1675 km1041 miles905 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico City *Thu 2:08 PM1732 km1076 miles935 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Leon *Thu 2:08 PM1779 km1105 miles960 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Aguascalientes *Thu 2:08 PM1836 km1141 miles991 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mazatlan *Thu 1:08 PM1901 km1181 miles1027 nmNorth N
Veracruz *Thu 2:08 PM1902 km1182 miles1027 nmNortheast NE
San Luis Potosi *Thu 2:08 PM1912 km1188 miles1032 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaThu 1:08 PM2080 km1292 miles1123 nmEast-northeast ENE
Galapagos IslandsThu 1:08 PM2130 km1324 miles1150 nmEast-southeast ESE

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