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 Friday, January 11, 2013 at 07:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 21° 45' South
Longitude: 65° 43' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.87 meters/second, 1551.1 km/hour, 963.8 miles/hour or 837.5 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.06 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 minorth16.06 mi
1 hour14° 59' 45.1"963.51 miwest0° 00' 23.7"0.45 minorth963.54 mi
24 hours0° 05' 50.2"6.25 mieast0° 09' 42.1"11.13 minorth12.77 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 11, 2013 at 07:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 48' South
Longitude: 57° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.39 meters/second, 1517.0 km/hour, 942.6 miles/hour or 819.1 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.4"15.71 miwest0° 00' 06.0"0.11 minorth15.71 mi
1 hour14° 23' 26.0"942.43 miwest0° 06' 04.7"6.97 minorth942.74 mi
24 hours14° 18' 24.6"936.95 mieast2° 59' 35.7"205.86 minorth966.98 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port LouisFri 11:44 AM872 km542 miles471 nmWest W
Saint-DenisFri 11:44 AM1069 km664 miles577 nmWest W
Diego GarciaFri 1:44 PM1751 km1088 miles945 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AntananarivoFri 10:44 AM1924 km1196 miles1039 nmWest W
Amsterdam IslandFri 12:44 PM2112 km1312 miles1140 nmSouth-southeast SSE
VictoriaFri 11:44 AM2195 km1364 miles1185 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MoroniFri 10:44 AM2632 km1635 miles1421 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaleFri 12:44 PM2992 km1859 miles1616 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port-aux-FrancaisFri 12:44 PM3087 km1918 miles1667 nmSouth S
Dar es SalaamFri 10:44 AM3286 km2042 miles1774 nmWest-northwest WNW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools