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

UTC time = Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 7:24:00 AM.

Jump to: -4 weeks | -1 day | -12 hours | -6 hours | -1 hour | -10 minutes | Now | +10 minutes | +1 hour | +6 hours | +12 hours | +1 day | +4 weeks

March equinox | June solstice | September equinox | December solstice

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

Moon symbol = 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

Advertising

Position of the Sun

On Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 07:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 06' South, Longitude: 65° 16' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.39 meters/second, 1578.2 km/hour, 980.7 miles/hour or 852.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.34 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miSouth16.34 mi
1 hour14° 59' 52.4"980.35 miWest0° 00' 36.1"0.69 miSouth980.33 mi
24 hours0° 03' 08.6"3.43 miEast0° 14' 18.3"16.40 miSouth16.75 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 07:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 58' South, Longitude: 115° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.42 meters/second, 1517.1 km/hour, 942.7 miles/hour or 819.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.3"15.71 miWest0° 00' 05.6"0.11 miNorth15.71 mi
1 hour14° 24' 24.0"942.45 miWest0° 05' 45.0"6.59 miNorth942.74 mi
24 hours13° 48' 54.5"903.77 miEast2° 48' 51.4"193.54 miNorth931.33 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port Mathurin (Rodrigues)Sat 11:24 AM204 km127 miles110 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port LouisSat 11:24 AM823 km511 miles444 nmWest W
Saint-DenisSat 11:24 AM1045 km649 miles564 nmWest-southwest WSW
Diego GarciaSat 1:24 PM1515 km941 miles818 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AntananarivoSat 10:24 AM1868 km1160 miles1008 nmWest W
VictoriaSat 11:24 AM1924 km1195 miles1039 nmNorthwest NW
Amsterdam IslandSat 12:24 PM2392 km1486 miles1292 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MoroniSat 10:24 AM2497 km1552 miles1348 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaleSat 12:24 PM2728 km1695 miles1473 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Dar es SalaamSat 10:24 AM3122 km1940 miles1686 nmWest-northwest WNW

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools