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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 areas 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 6:40:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 18:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 01' North, Longitude: 100° 28' West

The ground speed is currently 452.04 meters/second, 1627.3 kilometres/hour, 1011.2 miles/hour or 878.7 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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"1011.03 miWest0° 00' 49.2"0.94 miNorth1011.01 mi
24 hours0° 02' 34.2"2.89 miWest0° 19' 33.5"22.41 miNorth22.59 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 18:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 07' South, Longitude: 155° 36' West

The ground speed is currently 445.99 meters/second, 1605.6 kilometres/hour, 997.6 miles/hour or 866.9 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon 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' 46.0"997.56 miWest0° 11' 05.7"12.71 miNorth997.79 mi
24 hours12° 23' 53.3"854.18 miEast4° 31' 14.5"310.62 miNorth910.90 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Acapulco *Thu 1:40 PM430 km267 miles232 nmNorth N
Santa María Huatulco *Thu 1:40 PM545 km339 miles294 nmNortheast NE
Oaxaca *Thu 1:40 PM602 km374 miles325 nmNortheast NE
Cuernavaca *Thu 1:40 PM667 km414 miles360 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Puebla *Thu 1:40 PM710 km441 miles383 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico City *Thu 1:40 PM723 km449 miles390 nmNorth N
Texcoco *Thu 1:40 PM738 km458 miles398 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Ecatepec *Thu 1:40 PM741 km460 miles400 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Veracruz *Thu 1:40 PM826 km513 miles446 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Tuxtla Gutierrez *Thu 1:40 PM893 km555 miles482 nmEast-northeast ENE

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