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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 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 of the movement is currently 452.04 meters/second, 1627.3 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"1011.03 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 of the movement is currently 445.99 meters/second, 1605.6 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' 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 zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Acapulco *Thu 1:40 PM428 km266 miles231 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
Mexico City *Thu 1:40 PM723 km449 miles390 nmNorth N
Veracruz *Thu 1:40 PM823 km511 miles444 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Tuxtla Gutierrez *Thu 1:40 PM893 km555 miles482 nmEast-northeast ENE
Guadalajara *Thu 1:40 PM900 km559 miles486 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Leon *Thu 1:40 PM911 km566 miles492 nmNorth N
Puerto Vallarta *Thu 1:40 PM981 km610 miles530 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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