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.

= The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

= The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= 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

## Position of the Sun

On Monday, December 10, 2012 at 11:16:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 58' South, Longitude: 9° 15' East

The ground speed is currently 427.15 meters/second, 1537.7 kilometres/hour, 955.5 miles/hour or 830.3 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"15.93 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miSouth15.93 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.8"955.10 miWest0° 00' 12.7"0.24 miSouth955.08 mi
24 hours0° 06' 55.3"7.35 miEast0° 04' 53.0"5.60 miSouth9.24 mi

## Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 10, 2012 at 11:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 45' South, Longitude: 33° 21' West

The ground speed is currently 429.32 meters/second, 1545.5 kilometres/hour, 960.4 miles/hour or 834.5 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' 25.2"16.01 miWest0° 00' 08.8"0.17 miSouth16.01 mi
1 hour14° 25' 13.2"960.06 miWest0° 08' 50.7"10.14 miSouth959.77 mi
24 hours14° 19' 30.5"953.73 miEast3° 02' 16.8"208.92 miSouth968.92 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
Walvis Bay *Mon 1:16 PM539 km335 miles291 nm E
Swakopmund *Mon 1:16 PM543 km337 miles293 nm E
Opuwo *Mon 1:16 PM724 km450 miles391 nm NE
Windhoek *Mon 1:16 PM805 km500 miles435 nm E
LubangoMon 12:16 PM996 km619 miles538 nm NNE
Cape TownMon 1:16 PM1509 km938 miles815 nm SE
LuandaMon 12:16 PM1620 km1007 miles875 nm NNE
GaboroneMon 1:16 PM1707 km1061 miles922 nm E
JamestownMon 11:16 AM1752 km1089 miles946 nm WNW
JohannesburgMon 1:16 PM1936 km1203 miles1045 nm ESE