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, October 6, 2012 at 01:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 5° 13' South
Longitude: 157° 15' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.02 meters/second, 1663.3 km/hour, 1033.5 miles/hour or 898.1 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.23 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.23 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.9"1033.56 miwest0° 00' 57.4"1.10 misouth1033.55 mi
24 hours0° 04' 21.6"5.01 miwest0° 22' 58.1"26.31 misouth26.78 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 01:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 21° 02' North
Longitude: 42° 42' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.07 meters/second, 1508.6 km/hour, 937.4 miles/hour or 814.6 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.62 miwest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 minorth15.62 mi
1 hour14° 30' 45.5"937.16 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth937.16 mi
24 hours11° 42' 35.5"756.26 mieast0° 27' 14.8"31.25 misouth758.04 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ArawaSat 11:18 AM218 km136 miles118 nmWest-southwest WSW
GizoSat 12:18 PM323 km201 miles175 nmSouth S
HoniaraSat 12:18 PM554 km344 miles299 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenSat 1:18 PM1192 km741 miles644 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port MoresbySat 11:18 AM1206 km750 miles651 nmWest-southwest WSW
PalikirSat 12:18 PM1345 km836 miles726 nmNorth N
CairnsSat 11:18 AM1801 km1119 miles973 nmSouthwest SW
Port VilaSat 12:18 PM1835 km1140 miles991 nmSoutheast SE
JayapuraSat 10:18 AM1862 km1157 miles1005 nmWest W
TarawaSat 1:18 PM1898 km1179 miles1025 nmEast-northeast ENE
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools