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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

= The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

= 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

## Position of the Sun

On Friday, November 2, 2012 at 01:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 49' South, Longitude: 156° 24' East

The ground speed is currently 448.50 meters/second, 1614.6 kilometres/hour, 1003.3 miles/hour or 871.8 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.72 miWest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 miSouth16.72 mi
1 hour15° 00' 00.5"1003.08 miWest0° 00' 47.2"0.90 miSouth1003.05 mi
24 hours0° 00' 05.3"0.10 miWest0° 18' 47.6"21.54 miSouth21.54 mi

## Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 2, 2012 at 01:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 53' North, Longitude: 12° 44' East

The ground speed is currently 419.50 meters/second, 1510.2 kilometres/hour, 938.4 miles/hour or 815.5 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.64 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miNorth15.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 50.8"938.08 miWest0° 00' 37.8"0.72 miNorth938.05 mi
24 hours11° 39' 51.2"753.98 miEast0° 11' 41.8"13.41 miSouth754.59 mi

## Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

Scroll right to see more
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HoniaraFri 12:18 PM711 km442 miles384 nm NNE
GizoFri 12:18 PM745 km463 miles402 nm N
ArawaFri 11:18 AM955 km593 miles516 nm N
CairnsFri 11:18 AM1161 km721 miles627 nm WSW
Port MoresbyFri 11:18 AM1165 km724 miles629 nm WNW
Port VilaFri 12:18 PM1314 km816 miles709 nm ESE
NoumeaFri 12:18 PM1343 km834 miles725 nm SE
BrisbaneFri 11:18 AM1443 km897 miles779 nm SSW
YarenFri 1:18 PM1958 km1217 miles1057 nm NE
Sydney *Fri 12:18 PM2173 km1350 miles1173 nm SSW