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, September 17, 2012 at 21:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 50' North, Longitude: 148° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.71 meters/second, 1669.4 km/hour, 1037.3 miles/hour or 901.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.29 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.29 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.3"1037.36 miwest0° 00' 58.1"1.11 misouth1037.37 mi
24 hours0° 05' 19.8"6.14 miwest0° 23' 15.3"26.63 misouth27.33 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, September 17, 2012 at 21:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 38' South, Longitude: 127° 29' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.47 meters/second, 1582.1 km/hour, 983.1 miles/hour or 854.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.5"16.38 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 misouth16.39 mi
1 hour14° 27' 25.5"982.94 miwest0° 11' 24.7"13.08 misouth982.72 mi
24 hours13° 16' 46.4"902.89 mieast4° 13' 32.8"290.51 misouth941.73 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiTue 11:48 AM958 km595 miles517 nmWest W
PapeeteMon 11:48 AM2143 km1332 miles1157 nmSouth S
HonoluluMon 11:48 AM2372 km1474 miles1281 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FakaofoTue 10:48 AM2786 km1731 miles1504 nmWest-southwest WSW
RarotongaMon 11:48 AM2821 km1753 miles1523 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ApiaTue 10:48 AM3077 km1912 miles1661 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandMon 9:48 AM3094 km1923 miles1671 nmWest W
AlofiMon 10:48 AM3272 km2033 miles1767 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownMon 1:48 PM3590 km2231 miles1939 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FunafutiTue 9:48 AM3737 km2322 miles2018 nmWest-southwest WSW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools