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 Monday, November 5, 2012 at 01:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 15° 45' South
Longitude: 147° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.50 meters/second, 1607.4 km/hour, 998.8 miles/hour or 867.9 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.65 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 misouth16.65 mi
1 hour14° 59' 58.8"998.66 miwest0° 00' 45.3"0.87 misouth998.63 mi
24 hours0° 00' 32.7"0.60 mieast0° 18' 01.8"20.66 misouth20.67 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, November 5, 2012 at 01:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 31' North
Longitude: 38° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.45 meters/second, 1542.4 km/hour, 958.4 miles/hour or 832.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"15.97 miwest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 misouth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 31' 28.2"958.23 miwest0° 06' 07.7"7.03 misouth958.53 mi
24 hours11° 20' 58.6"748.84 mieast2° 49' 28.2"194.23 misouth778.93 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsMon 11:54 AM193 km120 miles104 nmSouthwest SW
Port MoresbyMon 11:54 AM697 km433 miles377 nmNorth N
LaeMon 11:54 AM998 km620 miles539 nmNorth N
BrisbaneMon 11:54 AM1433 km890 miles774 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HoniaraMon 12:54 PM1559 km969 miles842 nmEast-northeast ENE
JayapuraMon 10:54 AM1623 km1008 miles876 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Alice SpringsMon 11:24 AM1643 km1021 miles887 nmSouthwest SW
DarwinMon 11:24 AM1795 km1115 miles969 nmWest W
Sydney *Mon 12:54 PM2047 km1272 miles1105 nmSouth S
Canberra *Mon 12:54 PM2172 km1350 miles1173 nmSouth S
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools