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 = Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 6:06:00 PM.

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 Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 18:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 27' South, Longitude: 95° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.48 meters/second, 1574.9 km/hour, 978.6 miles/hour or 850.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.31 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miSouth16.31 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.6"978.29 miWest0° 00' 34.9"0.67 miSouth978.26 mi
24 hours0° 03' 26.1"3.74 miEast0° 13' 48.0"15.82 miSouth16.26 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 18:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 37' South, Longitude: 25° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.81 meters/second, 1558.1 km/hour, 968.2 miles/hour or 841.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.5"16.14 miWest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 miNorth16.14 mi
1 hour14° 27' 40.6"968.00 miWest0° 09' 09.2"10.49 miNorth968.39 mi
24 hours12° 30' 43.6"837.56 miEast3° 56' 59.3"271.52 miNorth886.96 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Easter Island *Sun 1:06 PM1677 km1042 miles905 nmWest-southwest WSW
LimaSun 1:06 PM2105 km1308 miles1137 nmEast-northeast ENE
Galapagos IslandsSun 12:06 PM2139 km1329 miles1155 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuayaquilSun 1:06 PM2528 km1571 miles1365 nmNortheast NE
QuitoSun 1:06 PM2797 km1738 miles1510 nmNortheast NE
La PazSun 2:06 PM2879 km1789 miles1554 nmEast E
Santiago *Sun 3:06 PM2881 km1790 miles1556 nmSoutheast SE
Rio BrancoSun 2:06 PM3120 km1939 miles1685 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreSun 2:06 PM3140 km1951 miles1695 nmEast E
CórdobaSun 3:06 PM3373 km2096 miles1821 nmEast-southeast ESE

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools