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 20, 2012 at 06:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 30' South, Longitude: 79° 55' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.17 meters/second, 1642.2 km/hour, 1020.4 miles/hour or 886.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.01 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.01 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.2"1020.39 miwest0° 00' 53.6"1.02 misouth1020.36 mi
24 hours0° 02' 26.4"2.77 miwest0° 21' 22.2"24.48 misouth24.64 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 06:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 17' South, Longitude: 147° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.07 meters/second, 1505.0 km/hour, 935.2 miles/hour or 812.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.59 miwest0° 00' 03.3"0.06 minorth15.59 mi
1 hour14° 24' 31.3"934.99 miwest0° 03' 26.1"3.94 minorth935.17 mi
24 hours13° 51' 40.6"899.49 mieast1° 56' 56.3"134.07 minorth914.82 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaSat 12:24 PM896 km557 miles484 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaleSat 11:24 AM1772 km1101 miles957 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSat 11:54 AM1923 km1195 miles1038 nmNorth N
ColomboSat 11:54 AM1926 km1197 miles1040 nmNorth N
ThiruvananthapuramSat 11:54 AM2127 km1322 miles1149 nmNorth N
MaduraiSat 11:54 AM2267 km1409 miles1224 nmNorth N
ChennaiSat 11:54 AM2609 km1621 miles1409 nmNorth N
BangaloreSat 11:54 AM2609 km1621 miles1409 nmNorth N
Port LouisSat 10:24 AM2630 km1634 miles1420 nmWest-southwest WSW
VictoriaSat 10:24 AM2776 km1725 miles1499 nmWest-northwest WNW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools