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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 = Friday, May 23, 2014 at 6:38:00 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 Friday, May 23, 2014 at 18:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 40' North, Longitude: 100° 18' West

The ground speed is currently 434.13 meters/second, 1562.9 kilometres/hour, 971.1 miles/hour or 843.9 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° 14' 59.9"16.19 miWest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 miNorth16.19 mi
1 hour14° 59' 56.6"970.78 miWest0° 00' 28.1"0.54 miNorth970.76 mi
24 hours0° 01' 23.1"1.50 miEast0° 11' 07.4"12.75 miNorth12.84 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, May 23, 2014 at 18:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 44' North, Longitude: 160° 22' West

The ground speed is currently 447.89 meters/second, 1612.4 kilometres/hour, 1001.9 miles/hour or 870.6 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' 29.9"16.70 miWest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 miNorth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 29' 58.5"1001.81 miWest0° 11' 02.3"12.64 miNorth1001.81 mi
24 hours11° 59' 37.5"828.68 miEast4° 16' 59.9"294.32 miNorth877.28 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
Querétaro *Fri 1:38 PM13 km8 miles7 nmSouthwest SW
Morelia *Fri 1:38 PM141 km88 miles76 nmSouthwest SW
Leon *Fri 1:38 PM152 km94 miles82 nmWest-northwest WNW
Tizayuca *Fri 1:38 PM166 km103 miles90 nmEast-southeast ESE
Pachuca *Fri 1:38 PM174 km108 miles94 nmEast-southeast ESE
San Luis Potosi *Fri 1:38 PM178 km111 miles96 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Ecatepec *Fri 1:38 PM180 km112 miles97 nmSoutheast SE
Mexico City *Fri 1:38 PM184 km115 miles100 nmSoutheast SE
Texcoco *Fri 1:38 PM197 km122 miles106 nmSoutheast SE
Cuernavaca *Fri 1:38 PM224 km139 miles121 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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