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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

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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° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.95 meters/second, 1663.0 km/hour, 1033.4 miles/hour or 898.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.22 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.22 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.9"1033.41 miwest0° 00' 56.5"1.08 misouth1033.42 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° 37' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.32 meters/second, 1505.9 km/hour, 935.7 miles/hour or 813.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position 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"935.47 miwest0° 00' 05.2"0.10 misouth935.48 mi
24 hours348° 08' 56.0"764.24 miwest0° 30' 01.9"34.44 misouth766.30 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Acapulco *Sat 1:36 PM1275 km792 miles688 nmNorth N
Galapagos IslandsSat 12:36 PM1338 km831 miles722 nmEast-southeast ESE
GuatemalaSat 12:36 PM1453 km903 miles785 nmNortheast NE
Santa AnaSat 12:36 PM1487 km924 miles803 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorSat 12:36 PM1497 km930 miles808 nmNortheast NE
Mexico City *Sat 1:36 PM1562 km971 miles843 nmNorth N
Veracruz *Sat 1:36 PM1586 km986 miles856 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaSat 12:36 PM1681 km1044 miles908 nmEast-northeast ENE
TegucigalpaSat 12:36 PM1695 km1053 miles915 nmNortheast NE
Guadalajara *Sat 1:36 PM1737 km1080 miles938 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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