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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, July 17, 2014 at 6:28:00 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, July 17, 2014 at 18:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 07' North, Longitude: 95° 27' West

The ground speed is currently 432.87 meters/second, 1558.3 kilometres/hour, 968.3 miles/hour or 841.4 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"16.14 miWest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 miSouth16.14 mi
1 hour14° 59' 57.0"967.94 miWest0° 00' 25.9"0.49 miSouth967.97 mi
24 hours0° 01' 08.3"1.23 miEast0° 10' 31.9"12.08 miSouth12.14 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 18:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 33' North, Longitude: 154° 40' East

The ground speed is currently 446.64 meters/second, 1607.9 kilometres/hour, 999.1 miles/hour or 868.2 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' 29.3"16.65 miWest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 miNorth16.65 mi
1 hour14° 29' 18.4"999.03 miWest0° 10' 58.3"12.57 miNorth998.98 mi
24 hours12° 11' 19.8"840.47 miEast4° 10' 34.2"286.97 miNorth885.10 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
Veracruz *Thu 1:28 PM223 km139 miles121 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Puebla *Thu 1:28 PM367 km228 miles198 nmSouthwest SW
Texcoco *Thu 1:28 PM400 km249 miles216 nmWest-southwest WSW
Ecatepec *Thu 1:28 PM412 km256 miles222 nmWest-southwest WSW
Mexico City *Thu 1:28 PM428 km266 miles231 nmWest-southwest WSW
Cuernavaca *Thu 1:28 PM463 km288 miles250 nmWest-southwest WSW
Oaxaca *Thu 1:28 PM467 km290 miles252 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Ciudad Victoria *Thu 1:28 PM479 km297 miles258 nmNorthwest NW
Querétaro *Thu 1:28 PM518 km322 miles280 nmWest W
Tuxtla Gutierrez *Thu 1:28 PM541 km336 miles292 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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