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 Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 15:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 2° 44' South
Longitude: 52° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.41 meters/second, 1668.3 km/hour, 1036.6 miles/hour or 900.8 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.28 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.28 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.3"1036.69 miwest0° 00' 58.1"1.11 misouth1036.68 mi
24 hours0° 04' 55.0"5.66 miwest0° 23' 16.7"26.66 misouth27.26 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 15:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 20' North
Longitude: 120° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.63 meters/second, 1615.1 km/hour, 1003.6 miles/hour or 872.1 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.73 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 32' 54.7"1003.54 miwest0° 11' 05.5"12.70 minorth1003.49 mi
24 hours10° 49' 54.8"747.18 mieast4° 17' 00.7"294.37 minorth800.46 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SantarémSat 12:18 PM277 km172 miles150 nmWest W
BelémSat 12:18 PM441 km274 miles238 nmEast-northeast ENE
CayenneSat 12:18 PM848 km527 miles458 nmNorth N
ManausSat 11:18 AM866 km538 miles468 nmWest W
Saint-Laurent-du-MaroniSat 12:18 PM932 km579 miles503 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ParamariboSat 12:18 PM1000 km621 miles540 nmNorth-northwest NNW
GeorgetownSat 11:18 AM1244 km773 miles672 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BrasiliaSat 12:18 PM1522 km945 miles822 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FortalezaSat 12:18 PM1522 km946 miles822 nmEast E
Port of SpainSat 11:18 AM1802 km1119 miles973 nmNorthwest NW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools