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 Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 14:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 19' South, Longitude: 40° 21' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 460.16 meters/second, 1656.6 km/hour, 1029.3 miles/hour or 894.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.16 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.16 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.4"1029.30 miwest0° 00' 56.3"1.08 misouth1029.28 mi
24 hours0° 03' 42.1"4.23 miwest0° 22' 30.2"25.77 misouth26.12 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 14:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 33' North, Longitude: 89° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.96 meters/second, 1601.9 km/hour, 995.4 miles/hour or 864.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"16.59 miwest0° 00' 11.1"0.21 misouth16.59 mi
1 hour14° 30' 48.2"995.21 miwest0° 11' 14.5"12.88 misouth995.51 mi
24 hours11° 46' 44.9"807.73 mieast4° 42' 35.3"323.63 misouth873.38 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Juàzeiro do NorteThu 11:28 AM117 km72 miles63 nmEast E
FortalezaThu 11:28 AM440 km274 miles238 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MaceióThu 11:28 AM570 km354 miles308 nmEast-southeast ESE
NatalThu 11:28 AM589 km366 miles318 nmEast-northeast ENE
RecifeThu 11:28 AM609 km378 miles329 nmEast E
SalvadorThu 11:28 AM657 km408 miles355 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Fernando de NoronhaThu 12:28 PM956 km594 miles516 nmEast-northeast ENE
BelémThu 11:28 AM1112 km691 miles600 nmNorthwest NW
BrasiliaThu 11:28 AM1246 km775 miles673 nmSouthwest SW
Rio de JaneiroThu 11:28 AM1758 km1093 miles949 nmSouth S
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools