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

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 22:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 33' South, Longitude: 162° 02' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.76 meters/second, 1662.3 km/hour, 1032.9 miles/hour or 897.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.22 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.22 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.8"1032.91 miwest0° 00' 57.3"1.09 misouth1032.89 mi
24 hours0° 04' 15.8"4.89 miwest0° 22' 54.4"26.23 misouth26.69 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 22:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 40' North, Longitude: 93° 52' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.03 meters/second, 1512.1 km/hour, 939.6 miles/hour or 816.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.66 miwest0° 00' 02.0"0.04 misouth15.66 mi
1 hour14° 30' 42.8"939.26 miwest0° 02' 05.6"2.40 misouth939.37 mi
24 hours11° 42' 02.0"757.39 mieast1° 17' 01.3"88.31 misouth765.62 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiSun 12:36 PM972 km604 miles525 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RawakiSun 11:36 AM984 km612 miles532 nmWest-northwest WNW
FakaofoSun 11:36 AM1100 km683 miles594 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Sun 12:36 PM1407 km874 miles760 nmSouthwest SW
AlofiSat 11:36 AM1721 km1070 miles929 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandSat 10:36 AM1727 km1073 miles933 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaSat 12:36 PM1752 km1089 miles946 nmSouth S
PapeeteSat 12:36 PM1897 km1179 miles1024 nmSoutheast SE
FunafutiSun 10:36 AM2097 km1303 miles1133 nmWest W
NukualofaSun 11:36 AM2235 km1389 miles1207 nmSouthwest SW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools