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 = Friday, December 7, 2012 at 3:32:00 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 Friday, December 7, 2012 at 03:32:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 38' South, Longitude: 124° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.17 meters/second, 1541.4 km/hour, 957.8 miles/hour or 832.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.96 miWest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 miSouth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.7"957.39 miWest0° 00' 16.5"0.32 miSouth957.37 mi
24 hours0° 06' 33.1"6.98 miEast0° 06' 22.8"7.32 miSouth10.11 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 7, 2012 at 03:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 01' South, Longitude: 41° 03' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.05 meters/second, 1616.6 km/hour, 1004.5 miles/hour or 872.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.74 miWest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 miSouth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 31' 21.5"1004.38 miWest0° 11' 52.0"13.59 miSouth1004.44 mi
24 hours11° 41' 43.7"808.86 miEast4° 45' 27.4"326.90 miSouth871.01 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Alice SpringsFri 1:02 PM929 km577 miles502 nmEast E
Tennant CreekFri 1:02 PM1022 km635 miles552 nmEast-northeast ENE
EuclaFri 12:17 PM1077 km669 miles582 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DarwinFri 1:02 PM1292 km803 miles697 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PerthFri 11:32 AM1363 km847 miles736 nmSouthwest SW
DiliFri 12:32 PM1560 km970 miles842 nmNorth N
DenpasarFri 11:32 AM1860 km1156 miles1005 nmNorthwest NW
Adelaide *Fri 2:02 PM1907 km1185 miles1029 nmSoutheast SE
MakassarFri 11:32 AM2024 km1257 miles1093 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SurabayaFri 10:32 AM2141 km1330 miles1156 nmNorthwest NW

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools