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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 Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 18:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 41' North, Longitude: 98° 13' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 452.63 meters/second, 1629.5 km/hour, 1012.5 miles/hour or 879.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.88 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 minorth16.88 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.8"1012.44 miwest0° 00' 49.7"0.95 minorth1012.42 mi
24 hours0° 02' 41.5"3.03 miwest0° 19' 46.4"22.66 minorth22.86 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 18:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 24' South, Longitude: 166° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.41 meters/second, 1589.1 km/hour, 987.4 miles/hour or 858.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.9"16.46 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 minorth16.46 mi
1 hour14° 28' 02.2"987.36 miwest0° 10' 06.4"11.58 minorth987.67 mi
24 hours12° 38' 14.2"862.48 mieast4° 15' 11.5"292.30 minorth914.91 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Acapulco *Wed 1:30 PM496 km308 miles268 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Oaxaca *Wed 1:30 PM510 km317 miles275 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Tuxtla Gutierrez *Wed 1:30 PM709 km441 miles383 nmNortheast NE
Veracruz *Wed 1:30 PM751 km467 miles406 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico City *Wed 1:30 PM752 km467 miles406 nmNorth N
EscuintlaWed 12:30 PM823 km512 miles445 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuatemalaWed 12:30 PM857 km533 miles463 nmEast-northeast ENE
Santa AnaWed 12:30 PM949 km589 miles512 nmEast E
San SalvadorWed 12:30 PM983 km611 miles531 nmEast E
Leon *Wed 1:30 PM1009 km627 miles545 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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