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, October 7, 2012 at 11:36:00 AM.

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, October 7, 2012 at 11:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 45' South, Longitude: 2° 56' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.60 meters/second, 1661.8 km/hour, 1032.6 miles/hour or 897.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.21 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.21 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.6"1032.54 miWest0° 00' 57.2"1.09 miSouth1032.52 mi
24 hours0° 04' 12.2"4.82 miWest0° 22' 52.0"26.19 miSouth26.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 11:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 05' North, Longitude: 94° 47' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.62 meters/second, 1517.8 km/hour, 943.1 miles/hour or 819.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.72 miWest0° 00' 03.2"0.06 miSouth15.72 mi
1 hour14° 30' 44.9"942.84 miWest0° 03' 21.3"3.85 miSouth943.01 mi
24 hours11° 40' 30.3"758.58 miEast1° 46' 45.1"122.38 miSouth772.50 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
São ToméSun 11:36 AM795 km494 miles429 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port-GentilSun 12:36 PM855 km531 miles462 nmNortheast NE
Santo António (Príncipe)Sun 11:36 AM958 km595 miles517 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LibrevilleSun 12:36 PM994 km618 miles537 nmNortheast NE
Pointe-NoireSun 12:36 PM997 km619 miles538 nmEast E
LuandaSun 12:36 PM1187 km738 miles641 nmEast-southeast ESE
MalaboSun 12:36 PM1237 km769 miles668 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AccraSun 11:36 AM1298 km806 miles701 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LomeSun 11:36 AM1328 km825 miles717 nmNorth N
LagosSun 12:36 PM1351 km840 miles730 nmNorth N

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools