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

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 Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 22:22:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 16' South, Longitude: 155° 24' West

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 minorth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.7"952.96 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.15 minorth952.97 mi
24 hours0° 07' 17.1"7.72 mieast0° 03' 16.0"3.75 minorth8.58 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 22:22:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 25' North, Longitude: 18° 37' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.71 meters/second, 1514.5 km/hour, 941.1 miles/hour or 817.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.69 miwest0° 00' 02.3"0.05 misouth15.69 mi
1 hour14° 30' 42.6"940.85 miwest0° 02' 28.9"2.85 misouth940.98 mi
24 hours11° 39' 50.9"756.31 mieast1° 25' 39.9"98.22 misouth766.05 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaThu 12:22 PM504 km313 miles272 nmWest-northwest WNW
PapeeteThu 12:22 PM880 km547 miles475 nmNortheast NE
AlofiThu 11:22 AM1577 km980 miles852 nmWest-northwest WNW
Apia *Fri 12:22 PM2016 km1253 miles1089 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaFri 11:22 AM2053 km1276 miles1109 nmWest W
FakaofoFri 11:22 AM2283 km1418 miles1233 nmNorthwest NW
AdamstownThu 2:22 PM2575 km1600 miles1390 nmEast E
Suva *Fri 11:22 AM2781 km1728 miles1501 nmWest W
KiritimatiFri 12:22 PM2789 km1733 miles1506 nmNorth N
Chatham Islands *Fri 12:07 PM3006 km1868 miles1623 nmSouthwest SW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools