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 >

Total Eclipse in progress – white lines on map

Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 22:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 15' South, Longitude: 158° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.59 meters/second, 1586.1 km/hour, 985.6 miles/hour or 856.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.43 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 misouth16.43 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.0"985.30 miwest0° 00' 39.0"0.74 misouth985.26 mi
24 hours0° 02' 26.6"2.68 mieast0° 15' 26.1"17.69 misouth17.90 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 22:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 38' South, Longitude: 158° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.52 meters/second, 1517.5 km/hour, 942.9 miles/hour or 819.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.7"15.71 miwest0° 00' 06.3"0.12 misouth15.72 mi
1 hour14° 22' 48.0"942.59 miwest0° 06' 20.0"7.26 misouth942.33 mi
24 hours15° 05' 12.9"988.91 mieast1° 51' 47.8"128.17 misouth991.61 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaTue 12:18 PM360 km224 miles195 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PapeeteTue 12:18 PM938 km583 miles507 nmEast E
AlofiTue 11:18 AM1219 km757 miles658 nmWest W
Apia *Wed 12:18 PM1512 km940 miles817 nmWest-northwest WNW
FakaofoWed 11:18 AM1700 km1056 miles918 nmNorthwest NW
NukualofaWed 11:18 AM1790 km1112 miles967 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiWed 12:18 PM2228 km1385 miles1203 nmNorth N
Suva *Wed 11:18 AM2451 km1523 miles1323 nmWest W
FunafutiWed 10:18 AM2650 km1647 miles1431 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baker IslandTue 10:18 AM2843 km1766 miles1535 nmNorthwest NW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools