Home > Sun & Moon > Day and Night World Map

Day and Night World Map

App Store Logo

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 Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 15:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 08' South
Longitude: 58° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.62 meters/second, 1535.8 km/hour, 954.3 miles/hour or 829.3 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.91 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 misouth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.3"953.96 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 misouth953.95 mi
24 hours0° 07' 06.9"7.55 mieast0° 03' 52.9"4.45 misouth8.76 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 15:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 44' South
Longitude: 68° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.49 meters/second, 1495.8 km/hour, 929.4 miles/hour or 807.6 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 21.6"15.49 miwest0° 00' 01.8"0.04 misouth15.49 mi
1 hour14° 21' 40.5"929.16 miwest0° 01' 50.7"2.12 misouth929.07 mi
24 hours15° 21' 12.6"993.31 mieast0° 00' 16.4"0.31 minorth993.33 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Fuerte Olimpo *Wed 12:46 PM236 km146 miles127 nmNorth N
Asuncion *Wed 12:46 PM247 km153 miles133 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Ciudad del Este *Wed 12:46 PM456 km283 miles246 nmSoutheast SE
Foz do Iguaçu *Wed 1:46 PM460 km286 miles248 nmSoutheast SE
Encarnación *Wed 12:46 PM525 km326 miles283 nmSouth-southeast SSE
SaltaWed 12:46 PM747 km464 miles404 nmWest-southwest WSW
TucumánWed 12:46 PM810 km504 miles438 nmWest-southwest WSW
SucreWed 11:46 AM856 km532 miles462 nmWest-northwest WNW
CórdobaWed 12:46 PM1087 km675 miles587 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RosarioWed 12:46 PM1113 km692 miles601 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools