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 = Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 8:42:00 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 Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 08:42:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 54' South, Longitude: 51° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.42 meters/second, 1549.5 km/hour, 962.8 miles/hour or 836.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.05 miWest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 miNorth16.05 mi
1 hour14° 59' 44.9"962.44 miWest0° 00' 22.6"0.43 miNorth962.46 mi
24 hours0° 05' 58.7"6.40 miEast0° 09' 17.8"10.66 miNorth12.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 08:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 29' South, Longitude: 29° 19' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.54 meters/second, 1499.5 km/hour, 931.8 miles/hour or 809.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.5"15.53 miWest0° 00' 02.7"0.05 miNorth15.53 mi
1 hour14° 22' 27.7"931.47 miWest0° 02' 46.0"3.17 miNorth931.62 mi
24 hours14° 51' 01.3"962.30 miEast1° 46' 58.7"122.64 miNorth975.46 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Saint-DenisThu 12:42 PM436 km271 miles235 nmEast-northeast ENE
FianarantsoaThu 11:42 AM449 km279 miles242 nmWest W
ToamasinaThu 11:42 AM465 km289 miles251 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AntsirabeThu 11:42 AM507 km315 miles274 nmWest-northwest WNW
AntananarivoThu 11:42 AM522 km325 miles282 nmNorthwest NW
Port LouisThu 12:42 PM663 km412 miles358 nmEast-northeast ENE
MoroniThu 11:42 AM1424 km885 miles769 nmNorthwest NW
VictoriaThu 12:42 PM1962 km1219 miles1059 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MaputoThu 10:42 AM1967 km1222 miles1062 nmWest-southwest WSW
LilongweThu 10:42 AM2060 km1280 miles1112 nmWest-northwest WNW

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools