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 Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 08:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 08' South, Longitude: 52° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.66 meters/second, 1604.4 km/hour, 996.9 miles/hour or 866.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.62 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 misouth16.62 mi
1 hour14° 59' 58.1"996.76 miwest0° 00' 44.5"0.85 misouth996.73 mi
24 hours0° 00' 48.8"0.90 mieast0° 17' 41.5"20.28 misouth20.30 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 08:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 49' North, Longitude: 42° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.41 meters/second, 1571.1 km/hour, 976.2 miles/hour or 848.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.27 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 misouth16.27 mi
1 hour14° 31' 49.6"976.09 miwest0° 08' 29.5"9.73 misouth976.44 mi
24 hours11° 15' 11.3"755.98 mieast3° 42' 27.5"254.87 misouth802.96 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ToamasinaTue 11:14 AM367 km228 miles198 nmSouthwest SW
AntsirananaTue 11:14 AM526 km327 miles284 nmNorthwest NW
AntananarivoTue 11:14 AM579 km360 miles313 nmWest-southwest WSW
MahajangaTue 11:14 AM626 km389 miles338 nmWest W
Saint-DenisTue 12:14 PM631 km392 miles341 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AntsirabeTue 11:14 AM680 km423 miles367 nmSouthwest SW
Port LouisTue 12:14 PM721 km448 miles389 nmSoutheast SE
MamoutzouTue 11:14 AM832 km517 miles449 nmWest-northwest WNW
MutsamuduTue 11:14 AM944 km586 miles510 nmWest-northwest WNW
FomboniTue 11:14 AM1001 km622 miles541 nmWest-northwest WNW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools