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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 7:48:00 AM.

Jump to: -4 weeks | -1 day | -12 hours | -6 hours | -1 hour | -10 minutes | Now | +10 minutes | +1 hour | +6 hours | +12 hours | +1 day | +4 weeks

March equinox | June solstice | September equinox | December solstice

Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

See where the Moon is over the horizon

Find the Sun at Another Time in a Location

 / 
 / 
 : 
 : 

Start typing name of city

Advertising

Position of the Sun

On Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 07:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 07' North, Longitude: 61° 10' East

The ground speed is currently 463.94 meters/second, 1670.2 kilometres/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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"1037.81 miWest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 miSouth1037.81 mi
24 hours0° 05' 15.5"6.06 miWest0° 23' 21.3"26.75 miSouth27.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 07:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 04' South, Longitude: 144° 11' East

The ground speed is currently 416.01 meters/second, 1497.7 kilometres/hour, 930.6 miles/hour or 808.7 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.6"15.51 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miNorth15.51 mi
1 hour14° 24' 40.5"930.29 miWest0° 01' 08.3"1.31 miNorth930.35 mi
24 hours13° 56' 27.6"899.96 miEast1° 04' 27.7"73.91 miNorth906.16 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

Scroll right to see more
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaSat 11:48 AM823 km511 miles444 nmSouthwest SW
MaleSat 12:48 PM1445 km898 miles780 nmEast-northeast ENE
Diego GarciaSat 1:48 PM1493 km928 miles806 nmEast-southeast ESE
MogadishuSat 10:48 AM1774 km1102 miles958 nmWest W
ThiruvananthapuramSat 1:18 PM1981 km1231 miles1070 nmEast-northeast ENE
MaduraiSat 1:18 PM2168 km1347 miles1171 nmEast-northeast ENE
ColomboSat 1:18 PM2208 km1372 miles1192 nmEast-northeast ENE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSat 1:18 PM2213 km1375 miles1195 nmEast-northeast ENE
AdenSat 10:48 AM2267 km1408 miles1224 nmNorthwest NW
Port LouisSat 11:48 AM2278 km1416 miles1230 nmSouth S

Astronomy Calculators

More Information

Related Time Zone Tools