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 >

Partial Eclipse in progress – white lines on map

Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Monday, June 4, 2012 at 11:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 30' North, Longitude: 5° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.66 meters/second, 1543.2 km/hour, 958.9 miles/hour or 833.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"15.98 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 minorth15.98 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.4"958.55 miwest0° 00' 16.8"0.32 minorth958.53 mi
24 hours0° 02' 38.0"2.81 mieast0° 06' 30.7"7.47 minorth7.98 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, June 4, 2012 at 11:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 40' South, Longitude: 173° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 412.96 meters/second, 1486.7 km/hour, 923.8 miles/hour or 802.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 21.8"15.40 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth15.40 mi
1 hour14° 21' 51.8"923.51 miwest0° 00' 48.8"0.94 misouth923.47 mi
24 hours15° 07' 55.7"972.83 mieast0° 25' 19.2"29.04 minorth974.67 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TamanrassetMon 12:34 PM44 km27 miles24 nmNorthwest NW
ArlitMon 12:34 PM448 km278 miles242 nmSouth-southeast SSE
In SalahMon 12:34 PM619 km385 miles334 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AgadezMon 12:34 PM653 km406 miles353 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MaradiMon 12:34 PM1007 km625 miles544 nmSouth S
ZinderMon 12:34 PM1019 km633 miles550 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NiameyMon 12:34 PM1070 km665 miles578 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KanoMon 12:34 PM1197 km744 miles647 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TripoliMon 1:34 PM1360 km845 miles734 nmNorth-northeast NNE
OuagadougouMon 11:34 AM1366 km849 miles738 nmSouthwest SW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools