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, December 6, 2012 at 14:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 35' South, Longitude: 40° 58' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.36 meters/second, 1542.1 km/hour, 958.2 miles/hour or 832.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.97 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 misouth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.8"957.88 miwest0° 00' 17.0"0.33 misouth957.86 mi
24 hours0° 06' 29.0"6.91 mieast0° 06' 37.1"7.59 misouth10.26 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 14:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 31' North, Longitude: 130° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.22 meters/second, 1617.2 km/hour, 1004.9 miles/hour or 873.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.8"16.75 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 51.3"1004.83 miwest0° 11' 39.9"13.36 misouth1004.96 mi
24 hours11° 26' 23.8"791.09 mieast4° 43' 55.6"325.16 misouth855.28 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Campos *Thu 12:34 PM98 km61 miles53 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Niterói *Thu 12:34 PM223 km138 miles120 nmWest W
Rio de Janeiro *Thu 12:34 PM232 km144 miles125 nmWest W
Vitória *Thu 12:34 PM258 km161 miles140 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Belo Horizonte *Thu 12:34 PM437 km272 miles236 nmNorthwest NW
Santos *Thu 12:34 PM571 km355 miles308 nmWest-southwest WSW
São Paulo *Thu 12:34 PM591 km367 miles319 nmWest-southwest WSW
Campinas *Thu 12:34 PM632 km392 miles341 nmWest W
Pirassununga *Thu 12:34 PM669 km416 miles361 nmWest W
Brasilia *Thu 12:34 PM1046 km650 miles565 nmNorthwest NW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools