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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

UTC time = Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 6:40:00 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).

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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 18:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 47' North, Longitude: 100° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.59 meters/second, 1661.7 km/hour, 1032.5 miles/hour or 897.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.21 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.21 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.8"1032.52 miWest0° 00' 56.3"1.08 miSouth1032.53 mi
24 hours0° 05' 09.2"5.91 miWest0° 22' 34.6"25.86 miSouth26.52 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 18:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 07' South, Longitude: 76° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.42 meters/second, 1603.5 km/hour, 996.4 miles/hour or 865.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"16.61 miWest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 miSouth16.61 mi
1 hour14° 30' 52.1"996.25 miWest0° 10' 25.4"11.94 miSouth996.13 mi
24 hours11° 52' 37.6"815.23 miEast3° 59' 47.6"274.66 miSouth856.27 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 1:40 PM1227 km762 miles662 nmNorth N
Galapagos IslandsSat 12:40 PM1423 km884 miles768 nmEast-southeast ESE
GuatemalaSat 12:40 PM1466 km911 miles792 nmNortheast NE
Santa AnaSat 12:40 PM1506 km936 miles813 nmNortheast NE
Mexico City *Sat 1:40 PM1516 km942 miles818 nmNorth N
San SalvadorSat 12:40 PM1520 km944 miles820 nmNortheast NE
Veracruz *Sat 1:40 PM1558 km968 miles841 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Guadalajara *Sat 1:40 PM1674 km1040 miles904 nmNorth N
Leon *Sat 1:40 PM1701 km1057 miles918 nmNorth N
ManaguaSat 12:40 PM1719 km1068 miles928 nmEast-northeast ENE

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