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 Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 16:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 8° 28' South
Longitude: 75° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.87 meters/second, 1651.9 km/hour, 1026.5 miles/hour or 892.0 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.11 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.11 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.3"1026.47 miwest0° 00' 55.5"1.06 misouth1026.45 mi
24 hours0° 03' 16.8"3.74 miwest0° 22' 09.3"25.38 misouth25.65 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 16:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 7° 41' South
Longitude: 87° 31' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.26 meters/second, 1595.7 km/hour, 991.5 miles/hour or 861.6 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.7"16.53 miwest0° 00' 12.2"0.23 misouth16.53 mi
1 hour14° 27' 41.7"991.43 miwest0° 12' 14.0"14.01 misouth991.29 mi
24 hours13° 13' 50.0"907.04 mieast4° 40' 02.5"320.81 misouth956.46 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PucallpaSun 11:48 AM140 km87 miles76 nmEast E
LimaSun 11:48 AM419 km260 miles226 nmSouth-southwest SSW
GuayaquilSun 11:48 AM827 km514 miles447 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Rio BrancoSun 12:48 PM894 km555 miles483 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoSun 11:48 AM959 km596 miles518 nmNorth-northwest NNW
La PazSun 12:48 PM1218 km757 miles658 nmSoutheast SE
CaliSun 11:48 AM1315 km817 miles710 nmNorth N
BogotaSun 11:48 AM1462 km908 miles789 nmNorth N
MedellinSun 11:48 AM1628 km1012 miles879 nmNorth N
SucreSun 12:48 PM1631 km1014 miles881 nmSoutheast SE
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools