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 Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 02:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 31' South, Longitude: 135° 18' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.57 meters/second, 1553.7 km/hour, 965.4 miles/hour or 838.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.09 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth16.09 mi
1 hour14° 59' 46.8"965.10 miwest0° 00' 25.0"0.48 misouth965.08 mi
24 hours0° 05' 21.4"5.75 mieast0° 09' 49.3"11.26 misouth12.64 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 02:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 49' North, Longitude: 38° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.68 meters/second, 1510.8 km/hour, 938.8 miles/hour or 815.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.65 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 48.5"938.53 miwest0° 01' 05.6"1.25 minorth938.48 mi
24 hours11° 41' 43.4"756.39 mieast0° 00' 36.4"0.70 misouth756.42 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Tennant CreekThu 12:16 PM238 km148 miles129 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Alice SpringsThu 12:16 PM283 km176 miles153 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DarwinThu 12:16 PM1109 km689 miles599 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CairnsThu 12:46 PM1213 km753 miles655 nmEast-northeast ENE
EuclaThu 11:31 AM1293 km803 miles698 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Adelaide *Thu 1:16 PM1521 km945 miles821 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DiliThu 11:46 AM1774 km1102 miles958 nmNorthwest NW
Port MoresbyThu 12:46 PM1844 km1146 miles996 nmNortheast NE
BrisbaneThu 12:46 PM1911 km1187 miles1032 nmEast-southeast ESE
Melbourne *Thu 1:46 PM2030 km1262 miles1096 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools