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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 Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 19:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 28' South, Longitude: 108° 45' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.93 meters/second, 1670.1 km/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.0"1037.85 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 misouth1037.85 mi
24 hours0° 05' 12.8"6.01 miwest0° 23' 21.8"26.76 misouth27.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 19:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 04' South, Longitude: 5° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.19 meters/second, 1519.9 km/hour, 944.4 miles/hour or 820.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.3"15.74 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 minorth15.74 mi
1 hour14° 26' 26.9"944.23 miwest0° 05' 38.0"6.46 minorth944.52 mi
24 hours13° 06' 49.9"857.51 mieast2° 44' 04.9"188.08 minorth884.44 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsSun 1:06 PM2132 km1324 miles1151 nmEast E
Acapulco *Sun 2:06 PM2145 km1333 miles1158 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Guadalajara *Sun 2:06 PM2410 km1497 miles1301 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico City *Sun 2:06 PM2437 km1514 miles1316 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Aguascalientes *Sun 2:06 PM2565 km1594 miles1385 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Veracruz *Sun 2:06 PM2571 km1598 miles1388 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaSun 1:06 PM2608 km1620 miles1408 nmNortheast NE
Mazatlan *Sun 1:06 PM2632 km1635 miles1421 nmNorth N
San SalvadorSun 1:06 PM2665 km1656 miles1439 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaSun 1:06 PM2849 km1770 miles1538 nmEast-northeast ENE
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