Home > Sun & Moon > Day and Night World Map

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

See where the moon is over the horizon

Change time and date

< 4 weeks4 weeks > March equinox 
or choose:

< 1 day1 day >June solstice
< 12 hours12 hours >September equinox
< 6 hours6 hours >December solstice
< 1 hour1 hour >Now/Current time
< 10 minutes10 minutes >

Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 02:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 18' North, Longitude: 149° 16' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.52 meters/second, 1611.1 km/hour, 1001.1 miles/hour or 869.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.68 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.68 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.2"1000.87 miwest0° 00' 44.9"0.86 minorth1000.84 mi
24 hours0° 01' 39.7"1.85 miwest0° 17' 49.8"20.43 minorth20.52 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 02:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 24° 57' South, Longitude: 15° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 405.58 meters/second, 1460.1 km/hour, 907.2 miles/hour or 788.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.3"15.12 miwest0° 00' 01.7"0.03 minorth15.12 mi
1 hour14° 27' 26.0"906.85 miwest0° 01' 43.5"1.98 minorth906.95 mi
24 hours12° 44' 25.6"799.25 mieast1° 17' 00.0"88.33 minorth808.16 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SaipanSun 12:00 Noon377 km234 miles204 nmWest W
HagåtñaSun 12:00 Noon527 km327 miles284 nmWest-southwest WSW
PalikirSun 1:00 PM1344 km835 miles726 nmSoutheast SE
MelekeokSun 11:00 AM1814 km1127 miles980 nmWest-southwest WSW
Wake IslandSun 2:00 PM1899 km1180 miles1025 nmEast-northeast ENE
JayapuraSun 11:00 AM2187 km1359 miles1181 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YokohamaSun 11:00 AM2429 km1509 miles1311 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ManokwariSun 11:00 AM2449 km1522 miles1322 nmSouthwest SW
TokyoSun 11:00 AM2451 km1523 miles1324 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NagoyaSun 11:00 AM2523 km1568 miles1362 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools