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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 = Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 7:28:00 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 Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 19:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 04' North, Longitude: 112° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.36 meters/second, 1660.9 km/hour, 1032.0 miles/hour or 896.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.20 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.20 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.8"1032.01 miWest0° 00' 56.0"1.07 miSouth1032.02 mi
24 hours0° 05' 08.7"5.90 miWest0° 22' 29.9"25.77 miSouth26.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 19:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 28' North, Longitude: 135° 02' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.58 meters/second, 1524.9 km/hour, 947.5 miles/hour or 823.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position 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' 22.9"947.20 miWest0° 04' 25.8"5.08 miNorth947.00 mi
24 hours11° 32' 59.5"753.37 miEast1° 20' 57.3"92.81 miNorth755.89 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Acapulco *Thu 2:28 PM1819 km1130 miles982 nmNortheast NE
Guadalajara *Thu 2:28 PM1892 km1176 miles1022 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mazatlan *Thu 1:28 PM2006 km1247 miles1083 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Aguascalientes *Thu 2:28 PM2064 km1283 miles1115 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico City *Thu 2:28 PM2067 km1284 miles1116 nmNortheast NE
Veracruz *Thu 2:28 PM2290 km1423 miles1236 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloThu 12:28 PM2554 km1587 miles1379 nmNorth N
GuatemalaThu 1:28 PM2579 km1603 miles1393 nmEast-northeast ENE
Galapagos IslandsThu 1:28 PM2656 km1650 miles1434 nmEast-southeast ESE
San SalvadorThu 1:28 PM2686 km1669 miles1451 nmEast-northeast ENE

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