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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

UTC time = Friday, August 15, 2014 at 6:30:00 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).

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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, August 15, 2014 at 18:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 54' North, Longitude: 96° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 450.41 meters/second, 1621.5 km/hour, 1007.5 miles/hour or 875.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.79 miWest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 miSouth16.79 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.4"1007.37 miWest0° 00' 47.0"0.90 miSouth1007.40 mi
24 hours0° 03' 04.6"3.45 miWest0° 18' 56.1"21.70 miSouth21.97 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, August 15, 2014 at 18:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 06' North, Longitude: 148° 01' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.52 meters/second, 1582.3 km/hour, 983.2 miles/hour or 854.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.8"16.39 miWest0° 00' 08.8"0.17 miNorth16.39 mi
1 hour14° 28' 56.5"983.04 miWest0° 08' 54.5"10.20 miNorth982.84 mi
24 hours12° 22' 10.8"839.66 miEast3° 11' 56.3"219.90 miNorth863.10 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Santa María Huatulco *Fri 1:30 PM214 km133 miles116 nmNorth N
Oaxaca *Fri 1:30 PM353 km219 miles190 nmNorth N
Tuxtla Gutierrez *Fri 1:30 PM472 km294 miles255 nmNortheast NE
Acapulco *Fri 1:30 PM498 km310 miles269 nmNorthwest NW
Veracruz *Fri 1:30 PM588 km365 miles317 nmNorth N
EscuintlaFri 12:30 PM606 km377 miles327 nmEast E
Cuernavaca *Fri 1:30 PM634 km394 miles342 nmNorth-northwest NNW
GuatemalaFri 12:30 PM636 km395 miles343 nmEast E
Mexico City *Fri 1:30 PM678 km422 miles366 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Santa AnaFri 12:30 PM738 km459 miles399 nmEast E

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