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 Friday, January 18, 2013 at 13:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 26' South, Longitude: 21° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.73 meters/second, 1565.0 km/hour, 972.5 miles/hour or 845.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.21 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 minorth16.21 mi
1 hour14° 59' 48.3"972.20 miwest0° 00' 31.0"0.59 minorth972.23 mi
24 hours0° 04' 35.5"4.96 mieast0° 12' 36.8"14.46 minorth15.29 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 18, 2013 at 13:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 38' North, Longitude: 58° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.51 meters/second, 1585.8 km/hour, 985.4 miles/hour or 856.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.42 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 minorth16.42 mi
1 hour14° 32' 30.3"985.30 miwest0° 09' 09.0"10.48 minorth985.09 mi
24 hours11° 02' 09.8"747.80 mieast3° 21' 48.6"231.24 minorth778.01 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownFri 1:36 PM1756 km1091 miles948 nmEast-northeast ENE
RecifeFri 10:36 AM1973 km1226 miles1065 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorFri 10:36 AM1975 km1227 miles1066 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Fri 11:36 AM2244 km1394 miles1212 nmWest W
São Paulo *Fri 11:36 AM2600 km1616 miles1404 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaFri 10:36 AM2603 km1618 miles1406 nmNorthwest NW
Brasilia *Fri 11:36 AM2820 km1753 miles1523 nmWest W
MonroviaFri 1:36 PM3188 km1981 miles1721 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownFri 1:36 PM3329 km2068 miles1797 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryFri 1:36 PM3424 km2127 miles1849 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools