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 Friday, September 21, 2012 at 20:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 17' North, Longitude: 134° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.94 meters/second, 1670.2 km/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.1"1037.87 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 misouth1037.87 mi
24 hours0° 05' 16.2"6.08 miwest0° 23' 21.0"26.74 misouth27.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, September 21, 2012 at 20:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 07' South, Longitude: 57° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.73 meters/second, 1496.6 km/hour, 930.0 miles/hour or 808.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.3"15.50 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 misouth15.50 mi
1 hour14° 24' 23.9"929.72 miwest0° 00' 24.1"0.46 misouth929.70 mi
24 hours14° 06' 41.2"910.68 mieast0° 28' 50.5"33.07 minorth912.74 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiSat 10:48 AM2594 km1612 miles1401 nmWest W
PapeeteFri 10:48 AM2602 km1617 miles1405 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownFri 12:48 PM2838 km1763 miles1532 nmSouth S
HonoluluFri 10:48 AM3476 km2160 miles1877 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaFri 10:48 AM3671 km2281 miles1982 nmSouthwest SW
HermosilloFri 1:48 PM4022 km2499 miles2171 nmNortheast NE
Easter Island *Fri 3:48 PM4024 km2500 miles2173 nmSoutheast SE
Los Angeles *Fri 1:48 PM4085 km2539 miles2206 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FakaofoSat 9:48 AM4254 km2644 miles2297 nmWest-southwest WSW
San Francisco *Fri 1:48 PM4318 km2683 miles2332 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools