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 = Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 1:08:00 PM.

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 Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 13:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 40' South, Longitude: 21° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.83 meters/second, 1615.8 km/hour, 1004.0 miles/hour or 872.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.73 miWest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 miSouth16.73 mi
1 hour15° 00' 00.6"1003.82 miWest0° 00' 47.5"0.91 miSouth1003.79 mi
24 hours0° 00' 11.6"0.22 miWest0° 18' 55.0"21.68 miSouth21.68 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 13:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 38' North, Longitude: 170° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.26 meters/second, 1512.9 km/hour, 940.1 miles/hour or 816.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.67 miWest0° 00' 01.8"0.04 miNorth15.67 mi
1 hour14° 30' 55.7"939.76 miWest0° 01' 48.1"2.07 miNorth939.67 mi
24 hours11° 39' 22.0"754.73 miEast0° 16' 37.1"19.05 miNorth754.29 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 1:08 PM1658 km1030 miles895 nmEast E
RecifeThu 10:08 AM1669 km1037 miles901 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorThu 10:08 AM1888 km1173 miles1020 nmWest W
FortalezaThu 10:08 AM2266 km1408 miles1224 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Thu 11:08 AM2499 km1553 miles1349 nmWest-southwest WSW
MonroviaThu 1:08 PM2583 km1605 miles1395 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownThu 1:08 PM2703 km1680 miles1460 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryThu 1:08 PM2795 km1737 miles1509 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São Paulo *Thu 11:08 AM2856 km1775 miles1542 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Thu 11:08 AM2878 km1788 miles1554 nmWest W

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools