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Day and Night World Map

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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

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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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 6° 04' North
Longitude: 112° 45' 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"1032.08 miwest0° 00' 56.0"1.07 misouth1032.09 mi
24 hours0° 05' 08.7"5.90 miwest0° 22' 29.9"25.77 misouth26.44 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 19:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 28' North
Longitude: 134° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.57 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"947.26 miwest0° 04' 25.7"5.08 minorth947.06 mi
24 hours11° 33' 00.1"753.43 mieast1° 20' 54.7"92.77 minorth755.94 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 PM1836 km1141 miles992 nmNortheast NE
Guadalajara *Thu 2:28 PM1908 km1186 miles1030 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mazatlan *Thu 1:28 PM2016 km1253 miles1089 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Aguascalientes *Thu 2:28 PM2078 km1291 miles1122 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico City *Thu 2:28 PM2088 km1297 miles1127 nmNortheast NE
Veracruz *Thu 2:28 PM2310 km1435 miles1247 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloThu 12:28 PM2553 km1586 miles1379 nmNorth N
GuatemalaThu 1:28 PM2608 km1620 miles1408 nmEast-northeast ENE
Galapagos IslandsThu 1:28 PM2686 km1669 miles1450 nmEast-southeast ESE
San SalvadorThu 1:28 PM2715 km1687 miles1466 nmEast-northeast ENE
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