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 Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 09:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 58' South
Longitude: 34° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.14 meters/second, 1537.7 km/hour, 955.5 miles/hour or 830.3 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.93 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 minorth15.93 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.3"955.13 miwest0° 00' 12.7"0.24 minorth955.14 mi
24 hours0° 06' 59.5"7.43 mieast0° 05' 20.0"6.12 minorth9.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 09:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 8° 03' North
Longitude: 101° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.31 meters/second, 1603.1 km/hour, 996.1 miles/hour or 865.6 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.60 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 misouth16.60 mi
1 hour14° 32' 32.3"996.07 miwest0° 10' 25.3"11.94 misouth996.35 mi
24 hours10° 59' 00.5"752.33 mieast4° 20' 18.1"298.13 misouth812.31 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BeiraTue 11:46 AM355 km220 miles191 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MaputoTue 11:46 AM367 km228 miles198 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NelspruitTue 11:46 AM423 km263 miles229 nmSouthwest SW
MutareTue 11:46 AM468 km291 miles253 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MasvingoTue 11:46 AM469 km291 miles253 nmNorthwest NW
Big BendTue 11:46 AM478 km297 miles258 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MbabaneTue 11:46 AM479 km298 miles259 nmSouthwest SW
ManziniTue 11:46 AM480 km298 miles259 nmSouthwest SW
PolokwaneTue 11:46 AM488 km303 miles264 nmWest-southwest WSW
GweruTue 11:46 AM593 km369 miles320 nmNorthwest NW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools