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 Monday, August 13, 2012 at 14:04:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 25' North, Longitude: 29° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.36 meters/second, 1617.7 km/hour, 1005.2 miles/hour or 873.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.75 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.8"1005.01 miwest0° 00' 46.0"0.88 misouth1005.04 mi
24 hours0° 02' 49.6"3.16 miwest0° 18' 33.9"21.27 misouth21.51 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, August 13, 2012 at 14:04:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 48' North, Longitude: 80° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.26 meters/second, 1509.3 km/hour, 937.9 miles/hour or 815.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.8"15.63 miwest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 misouth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 29' 52.1"937.53 miwest0° 03' 00.1"3.44 misouth937.69 mi
24 hours12° 03' 20.0"779.68 mieast1° 40' 39.3"115.40 misouth792.33 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MindeloMon 1:04 PM584 km363 miles315 nmEast-northeast ENE
PraiaMon 1:04 PM679 km422 miles367 nmEast E
DakarMon 2:04 PM1334 km829 miles720 nmEast E
BanjulMon 2:04 PM1434 km891 miles774 nmEast E
NouakchottMon 2:04 PM1532 km952 miles827 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauMon 2:04 PM1567 km974 miles846 nmEast E
ConakryMon 2:04 PM1834 km1140 miles990 nmEast-southeast ESE
FreetownMon 2:04 PM1922 km1195 miles1038 nmEast-southeast ESE
El AaiúnMon 2:04 PM2226 km1383 miles1202 nmNortheast NE
FortalezaMon 11:04 AM2231 km1386 miles1205 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools