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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 Monday, April 8, 2013 at 19:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 30' North, Longitude: 117° 21' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.99 meters/second, 1655.9 km/hour, 1029.0 miles/hour or 894.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.15 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.15 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.1"1028.98 miwest0° 00' 55.9"1.07 minorth1028.96 mi
24 hours0° 04' 03.4"4.64 miwest0° 22' 17.2"25.53 minorth25.95 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, April 8, 2013 at 19:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 39' North, Longitude: 136° 07' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.38 meters/second, 1614.2 km/hour, 1003.0 miles/hour or 871.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"16.72 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.72 mi
1 hour14° 31' 42.5"1002.98 miwest0° 11' 06.1"12.71 minorth1002.95 mi
24 hours11° 17' 51.2"779.93 mieast4° 17' 28.0"294.89 minorth831.39 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Mazatlan *Mon 1:50 PM2097 km1303 miles1132 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Guadalajara *Mon 2:50 PM2097 km1303 miles1132 nmNortheast NE
Acapulco *Mon 2:50 PM2157 km1341 miles1165 nmEast-northeast ENE
Aguascalientes *Mon 2:50 PM2266 km1408 miles1223 nmNortheast NE
Mexico City *Mon 2:50 PM2370 km1472 miles1280 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloMon 12:50 PM2480 km1541 miles1339 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Veracruz *Mon 2:50 PM2630 km1634 miles1420 nmEast-northeast ENE
PhoenixMon 12:50 PM2925 km1818 miles1579 nmNorth N
Los Angeles *Mon 12:50 PM2942 km1828 miles1589 nmNorth N
GuatemalaMon 1:50 PM3031 km1883 miles1637 nmEast-northeast ENE
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