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 Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 19:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 21' South
Longitude: 112° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.61 meters/second, 1665.4 km/hour, 1034.8 miles/hour or 899.2 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.25 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.25 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.5"1034.87 miwest0° 00' 57.7"1.10 misouth1034.86 mi
24 hours0° 04' 34.9"5.27 miwest0° 23' 06.2"26.46 misouth26.98 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 19:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 40' North
Longitude: 106° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.69 meters/second, 1532.5 km/hour, 952.2 miles/hour or 827.5 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"15.87 miwest0° 00' 05.1"0.10 minorth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 31' 31.0"952.02 miwest0° 05' 03.3"5.80 minorth951.80 mi
24 hours11° 28' 51.1"752.56 mieast1° 36' 45.5"110.93 minorth757.06 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Easter Island *Wed 2:18 PM2540 km1578 miles1371 nmSouth S
Galapagos IslandsWed 1:18 PM2583 km1605 miles1395 nmEast E
AdamstownWed 11:18 AM2962 km1840 miles1599 nmSouthwest SW
Mexico City *Wed 2:18 PM3013 km1872 miles1627 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaWed 1:18 PM3211 km1995 miles1734 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorWed 1:18 PM3264 km2028 miles1762 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaWed 1:18 PM3436 km2135 miles1855 nmEast-northeast ENE
TegucigalpaWed 1:18 PM3462 km2151 miles1869 nmNortheast NE
San JoseWed 1:18 PM3532 km2195 miles1907 nmEast-northeast ENE
BelmopanWed 1:18 PM3543 km2201 miles1913 nmNortheast NE
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools