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 Monday, November 5, 2012 at 20:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 59' South, Longitude: 126° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.00 meters/second, 1605.6 km/hour, 997.7 miles/hour or 866.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.63 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 misouth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 59' 58.5"997.52 miwest0° 00' 44.9"0.86 misouth997.49 mi
24 hours0° 00' 42.3"0.78 mieast0° 17' 49.7"20.43 misouth20.45 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, November 5, 2012 at 20:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 26' North, Longitude: 133° 10' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.17 meters/second, 1559.4 km/hour, 969.0 miles/hour or 842.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"16.15 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 misouth16.15 mi
1 hour14° 31' 42.8"968.84 miwest0° 07' 36.0"8.71 misouth969.17 mi
24 hours11° 16' 30.1"751.93 mieast3° 22' 36.2"232.16 misouth792.35 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownMon 12:10 PM1060 km659 miles572 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Easter Island *Mon 3:10 PM2189 km1360 miles1182 nmSoutheast SE
PapeeteMon 10:10 AM2425 km1507 miles1309 nmWest W
RarotongaMon 10:10 AM3515 km2184 miles1898 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiTue 10:10 AM3889 km2417 miles2100 nmWest-northwest WNW
AlofiMon 9:10 AM4573 km2841 miles2469 nmWest W
Apia *Tue 10:10 AM4828 km3000 miles2607 nmWest W
Mexico CityMon 2:10 PM4956 km3079 miles2676 nmNortheast NE
NukualofaTue 9:10 AM5115 km3179 miles2762 nmWest-southwest WSW
GuatemalaMon 2:10 PM5236 km3254 miles2827 nmNortheast NE
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools