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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 7, 2013 at 19:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 46' North, Longitude: 115° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.60 meters/second, 1661.8 km/hour, 1032.6 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"1032.62 miwest0° 00' 56.3"1.08 misouth1032.63 mi
24 hours0° 05' 09.3"5.91 miwest0° 22' 34.9"25.86 misouth26.53 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 19:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 18' South, Longitude: 90° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.23 meters/second, 1602.8 km/hour, 995.9 miles/hour or 865.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"16.60 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 misouth16.60 mi
1 hour14° 30' 49.4"995.87 miwest0° 10' 23.5"11.90 misouth995.75 mi
24 hours11° 53' 52.1"816.39 mieast3° 58' 46.2"273.52 misouth856.93 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 2:40 PM2120 km1317 miles1145 nmNortheast NE
Guadalajara *Sat 2:40 PM2128 km1322 miles1149 nmNortheast NE
Mazatlan *Sat 1:40 PM2178 km1353 miles1176 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Aguascalientes *Sat 2:40 PM2298 km1428 miles1241 nmNortheast NE
Mexico City *Sat 2:40 PM2355 km1463 miles1272 nmNortheast NE
Veracruz *Sat 2:40 PM2595 km1613 miles1401 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloSat 12:40 PM2628 km1633 miles1419 nmNorth N
GuatemalaSat 1:40 PM2934 km1823 miles1584 nmEast-northeast ENE
Galapagos IslandsSat 1:40 PM3006 km1868 miles1623 nmEast-southeast ESE
San SalvadorSat 1:40 PM3046 km1893 miles1645 nmEast-northeast ENE
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