Home > Sun & Moon > Day and Night World Map

Day and Night World Map

App Store Logo

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 Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 17:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 26' North
Longitude: 76° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.73 meters/second, 1532.6 km/hour, 952.3 miles/hour or 827.5 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"15.87 miwest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 minorth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.8"951.96 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 minorth951.96 mi
24 hours0° 03' 17.0"3.48 mieast0° 00' 06.2"0.12 misouth3.48 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 17:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 45' North
Longitude: 63° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.24 meters/second, 1520.0 km/hour, 944.5 miles/hour or 820.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.0"15.74 miwest0° 00' 04.9"0.09 misouth15.74 mi
1 hour14° 30' 08.5"944.28 miwest0° 04' 59.3"5.72 misouth944.54 mi
24 hours11° 51' 36.5"772.32 mieast2° 26' 13.9"167.64 misouth795.80 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Nassau *Wed 1:08 PM185 km115 miles100 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Camagüey *Wed 1:08 PM253 km157 miles137 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Holguín *Wed 1:08 PM289 km179 miles156 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Santa Clara *Wed 1:08 PM340 km211 miles183 nmWest-southwest WSW
Freeport *Wed 1:08 PM390 km243 miles211 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Santiago de Cuba *Wed 1:08 PM392 km244 miles212 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Miami *Wed 1:08 PM429 km267 miles232 nmNorthwest NW
Hialeah *Wed 1:08 PM439 km273 miles237 nmNorthwest NW
Hollywood *Wed 1:08 PM440 km273 miles237 nmNorthwest NW
Fort Lauderdale *Wed 1:08 PM447 km277 miles241 nmNorthwest NW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools