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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 = Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 6:30:00 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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 18:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 01' North, Longitude: 97° 58' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 452.04 meters/second, 1627.4 km/hour, 1011.2 miles/hour or 878.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.85 miWest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 miNorth16.85 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.6"1011.04 miWest0° 00' 49.2"0.94 miNorth1011.02 mi
24 hours0° 02' 34.2"2.89 miWest0° 19' 33.6"22.41 miNorth22.60 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 18:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 09' South, Longitude: 153° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.97 meters/second, 1605.5 km/hour, 997.6 miles/hour or 866.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.8"16.63 miWest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 miNorth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 28' 45.8"997.51 miWest0° 11' 05.4"12.70 miNorth997.73 mi
24 hours12° 23' 57.9"854.22 miEast4° 31' 11.2"310.55 miNorth910.94 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Santa María Huatulco *Thu 1:30 PM358 km223 miles194 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Oaxaca *Thu 1:30 PM468 km291 miles252 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Acapulco *Thu 1:30 PM474 km294 miles256 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Tuxtla Gutierrez *Thu 1:30 PM666 km414 miles360 nmNortheast NE
Cuernavaca *Thu 1:30 PM667 km414 miles360 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Veracruz *Thu 1:30 PM709 km441 miles383 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico City *Thu 1:30 PM720 km447 miles389 nmNorth N
EscuintlaThu 12:30 PM791 km491 miles427 nmEast E
GuatemalaThu 12:30 PM823 km512 miles445 nmEast-northeast ENE
Santa AnaThu 12:30 PM918 km570 miles496 nmEast E

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