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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, June 19, 2014 at 20:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' North, Longitude: 129° 25' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.76 meters/second, 1532.7 km/hour, 952.4 miles/hour or 827.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"15.87 miwest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 minorth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.8"952.03 miwest0° 00' 01.6"0.03 minorth952.03 mi
24 hours0° 03' 16.4"3.46 mieast0° 00' 26.9"0.52 minorth3.50 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 20:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 56' North, Longitude: 140° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.04 meters/second, 1612.9 km/hour, 1002.2 miles/hour or 870.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.7"16.70 miwest0° 00' 11.1"0.21 minorth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 29' 47.3"1002.23 miwest0° 11' 10.5"12.80 minorth1002.26 mi
24 hours12° 00' 15.7"829.94 mieast4° 20' 22.5"298.20 minorth880.14 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Tijuana *Thu 1:38 PM1582 km983 miles854 nmNortheast NE
San Diego *Thu 1:38 PM1584 km984 miles855 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Thu 1:38 PM1603 km996 miles866 nmNortheast NE
San Jose (USA) *Thu 1:38 PM1702 km1058 miles919 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexicali *Thu 1:38 PM1709 km1062 miles923 nmNortheast NE
San Francisco *Thu 1:38 PM1724 km1071 miles931 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Oakland *Thu 1:38 PM1734 km1077 miles936 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Sacramento *Thu 1:38 PM1841 km1144 miles994 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HermosilloThu 1:38 PM1944 km1208 miles1050 nmEast-northeast ENE
Las Vegas *Thu 1:38 PM1967 km1222 miles1062 nmNortheast NE
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