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 = Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 7:38:00 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 Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 19:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 44' South, Longitude: 117° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.36 meters/second, 1664.5 km/hour, 1034.3 miles/hour or 898.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.24 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.24 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.3"1034.24 miWest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 miSouth1034.23 mi
24 hours0° 04' 29.0"5.15 miWest0° 23' 02.7"26.39 miSouth26.89 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 19:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 17' North, Longitude: 113° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.24 meters/second, 1516.5 km/hour, 942.3 miles/hour or 818.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.70 miWest0° 00' 02.9"0.06 miNorth15.70 mi
1 hour14° 31' 04.4"941.97 miWest0° 02' 51.4"3.28 miNorth941.83 mi
24 hours11° 37' 44.9"754.63 miEast0° 42' 13.3"48.41 miNorth754.45 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 *Thu 2:38 PM2616 km1626 miles1413 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AdamstownThu 11:38 AM2629 km1634 miles1420 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Galapagos IslandsThu 1:38 PM3116 km1936 miles1683 nmEast E
Mexico City *Thu 2:38 PM3337 km2073 miles1802 nmNortheast NE
GuatemalaThu 1:38 PM3654 km2270 miles1973 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorThu 1:38 PM3721 km2312 miles2009 nmNortheast NE
PapeeteThu 9:38 AM3782 km2350 miles2042 nmWest-southwest WSW
HermosilloThu 12:38 PM3803 km2363 miles2053 nmNorth N
ManaguaThu 1:38 PM3917 km2434 miles2115 nmEast-northeast ENE
TegucigalpaThu 1:38 PM3926 km2439 miles2120 nmEast-northeast ENE

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools