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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, 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= 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 is currently 450.41 meters/second, 1621.5 kilometres/hour, 1007.5 miles/hour or 875.5 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° 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 is currently 439.52 meters/second, 1582.3 kilometres/hour, 983.2 miles/hour or 854.4 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' 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 Its Zenith

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

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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
QuetzaltenangoFri 12:30 PM523 km325 miles282 nmEast E
Veracruz *Fri 1:30 PM588 km365 miles317 nmNorth N
Puebla *Fri 1:30 PM602 km374 miles325 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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

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