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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 = Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 6:36:00 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 Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 18:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 20' North, Longitude: 99° 38' West

The ground speed is currently 461.95 meters/second, 1663.0 kilometres/hour, 1033.4 miles/hour or 898.0 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"17.22 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.22 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.9"1033.33 miWest0° 00' 56.5"1.08 miSouth1033.35 mi
24 hours0° 05' 13.0"5.99 miWest0° 22' 41.0"25.98 miSouth26.66 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 18:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 15' North, Longitude: 170° 53' East

The ground speed is currently 418.32 meters/second, 1505.9 kilometres/hour, 935.7 miles/hour or 813.1 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' 30.4"15.60 miWest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 miSouth15.60 mi
1 hour14° 30' 29.1"935.41 miWest0° 00' 05.1"0.10 miSouth935.41 mi
24 hours348° 08' 56.2"764.18 miWest0° 29' 59.2"34.39 miSouth766.24 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 *Sat 1:36 PM1276 km793 miles689 nmNorth N
Galapagos IslandsSat 12:36 PM1311 km815 miles708 nmEast-southeast ESE
GuatemalaSat 12:36 PM1432 km890 miles773 nmNortheast NE
Santa AnaSat 12:36 PM1463 km909 miles790 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorSat 12:36 PM1473 km915 miles795 nmNortheast NE
Mexico City *Sat 1:36 PM1561 km970 miles843 nmNorth N
Veracruz *Sat 1:36 PM1581 km983 miles854 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaSat 12:36 PM1654 km1027 miles893 nmEast-northeast ENE
TegucigalpaSat 12:36 PM1673 km1040 miles903 nmNortheast NE
Guadalajara *Sat 1:36 PM1744 km1084 miles942 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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