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 = Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 12:24:00 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 Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 00:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 16' South, Longitude: 172° 47' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.17 meters/second, 1534.2 km/hour, 953.3 miles/hour or 828.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.89 miWest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 miSouth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.8"952.89 miWest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 miSouth952.88 mi
24 hours0° 07' 16.5"7.71 miEast0° 02' 47.3"3.20 miSouth8.35 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 00:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 21' South, Longitude: 162° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.68 meters/second, 1521.6 km/hour, 945.5 miles/hour or 821.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.7"15.76 miWest0° 00' 06.5"0.13 miNorth15.76 mi
1 hour14° 23' 49.1"945.27 miWest0° 06' 41.5"7.67 miNorth945.61 mi
24 hours14° 02' 54.8"922.41 miEast3° 11' 13.9"219.17 miNorth955.86 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NoumeaSat 11:24 AM660 km410 miles357 nmWest W
Port VilaSat 11:24 AM769 km478 miles415 nmNorthwest NW
Nadi *Sat 1:24 PM775 km481 miles418 nmNortheast NE
Lautoka *Sat 1:24 PM794 km494 miles429 nmNortheast NE
KingstonSat 11:54 AM802 km498 miles433 nmSouthwest SW
Suva *Sat 1:24 PM818 km508 miles442 nmNortheast NE
NukualofaSat 1:24 PM1261 km784 miles681 nmEast E
Auckland *Sat 1:24 PM1517 km943 miles819 nmSouth S
FunafutiSat 12:24 PM1770 km1100 miles956 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AlofiFri 1:24 PM1855 km1153 miles1002 nmEast-northeast ENE

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools