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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 = Sunday, August 17, 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 Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 18:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 16' North, Longitude: 96° 29' West

The ground speed is currently 451.61 meters/second, 1625.8 kilometres/hour, 1010.2 miles/hour or 877.9 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° 15' 00.1"16.84 miWest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 miSouth16.84 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.1"1010.08 miWest0° 00' 48.1"0.92 miSouth1010.10 mi
24 hours0° 03' 19.5"3.73 miWest0° 19' 21.8"22.18 miSouth22.50 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 18:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 40' North, Longitude: 172° 40' East

The ground speed is currently 429.37 meters/second, 1545.7 kilometres/hour, 960.5 miles/hour or 834.6 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' 29.3"16.01 miWest0° 00' 04.7"0.09 miNorth16.01 mi
1 hour14° 29' 26.7"960.25 miWest0° 04' 47.6"5.50 miNorth960.07 mi
24 hours347° 50' 05.2"806.20 miWest1° 29' 10.1"102.20 miNorth809.46 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 *Sun 1:30 PM285 km177 miles154 nmNorth N
Oaxaca *Sun 1:30 PM422 km262 miles228 nmNorth N
Tuxtla Gutierrez *Sun 1:30 PM530 km329 miles286 nmNortheast NE
Acapulco *Sun 1:30 PM540 km335 miles291 nmNorthwest NW
QuetzaltenangoSun 12:30 PM551 km343 miles298 nmEast-northeast ENE
EscuintlaSun 12:30 PM627 km390 miles339 nmEast-northeast ENE
Veracruz *Sun 1:30 PM658 km409 miles355 nmNorth N
GuatemalaSun 12:30 PM661 km410 miles357 nmEast-northeast ENE
Puebla *Sun 1:30 PM666 km414 miles359 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Texcoco *Sun 1:30 PM737 km458 miles398 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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