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

UTC time = Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 3:18:00 PM.

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 Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 15:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 07' South, Longitude: 52° 03' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.25 meters/second, 1667.7 km/hour, 1036.3 miles/hour or 900.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.27 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.27 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.1"1036.26 miWest0° 00' 58.1"1.11 miSouth1036.25 mi
24 hours0° 04' 50.8"5.58 miWest0° 23' 14.7"26.62 miSouth27.20 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 15:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 37' North, Longitude: 131° 51' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.85 meters/second, 1601.5 km/hour, 995.1 miles/hour or 864.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.58 miWest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 miNorth16.58 mi
1 hour14° 32' 52.6"994.97 miWest0° 10' 13.2"11.70 miNorth994.81 mi
24 hours10° 53' 57.4"745.45 miEast3° 51' 20.7"265.01 miNorth787.05 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SantarémSun 12:18 PM307 km191 miles166 nmWest-northwest WNW
São Félix do XinguSun 12:18 PM389 km242 miles210 nmSouth S
BelémSun 12:18 PM439 km273 miles237 nmEast-northeast ENE
ManausSun 11:18 AM887 km551 miles479 nmWest W
CayenneSun 12:18 PM891 km554 miles481 nmNorth N
Saint-Laurent-du-MaroniSun 12:18 PM979 km608 miles528 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ParamariboSun 12:18 PM1048 km651 miles566 nmNorth-northwest NNW
GeorgetownSun 11:18 AM1292 km803 miles698 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BrasiliaSun 12:18 PM1474 km916 miles796 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FortalezaSun 12:18 PM1504 km935 miles812 nmEast E

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools