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 areas 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 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 Friday, December 7, 2012 at 15:32:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 42' South, Longitude: 55° 04' West

The ground speed is currently 428.00 meters/second, 1540.8 kilometres/hour, 957.4 miles/hour or 832.0 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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' 43.6"957.01 miWest0° 00' 15.9"0.30 miSouth956.99 mi
24 hours0° 06' 36.7"7.04 miEast0° 06' 09.4"7.06 miSouth9.97 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 7, 2012 at 15:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 24' South, Longitude: 133° 10' West

The ground speed is currently 448.03 meters/second, 1612.9 kilometres/hour, 1002.2 miles/hour or 870.9 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"16.70 miWest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 miSouth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 30' 45.4"1002.09 miWest0° 11' 55.1"13.65 miSouth1002.07 mi
24 hours11° 59' 20.1"827.83 miEast4° 43' 10.2"324.30 miSouth886.33 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

Scroll right to see more
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Pedro Juan Caballero *Fri 12:32 PM70 km44 miles38 nmWest-northwest WNW
Ciudad del Este *Fri 12:32 PM315 km196 miles170 nmSouth S
Foz do Iguaçu *Fri 1:32 PM319 km198 miles172 nmSouth S
Fuerte Olimpo *Fri 12:32 PM343 km213 miles185 nmWest-northwest WNW
Asuncion *Fri 12:32 PM388 km241 miles209 nmSouthwest SW
Encarnación *Fri 12:32 PM520 km323 miles281 nmSouth S
Curitiba *Fri 1:32 PM663 km412 miles358 nmEast-southeast ESE
São Paulo *Fri 1:32 PM869 km540 miles469 nmEast E
Criciúma *Fri 1:32 PM875 km544 miles473 nmSoutheast SE
Porto Alegre *Fri 1:32 PM899 km558 miles485 nmSouth-southeast SSE

Astronomy Calculators

More Information

Related Time Zone Tools