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 Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 23:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 08' South, Longitude: 171° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.58 meters/second, 1568.1 km/hour, 974.4 miles/hour or 846.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.24 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 minorth16.24 mi
1 hour14° 59' 49.0"974.09 miwest0° 00' 32.3"0.62 minorth974.12 mi
24 hours0° 04' 19.1"4.68 mieast0° 13' 09.0"15.08 minorth15.79 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 23:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 12' North, Longitude: 75° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.74 meters/second, 1554.3 km/hour, 965.8 miles/hour or 839.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.10 miwest0° 00' 06.8"0.13 minorth16.10 mi
1 hour14° 32' 05.8"965.59 miwest0° 06' 49.1"7.82 minorth965.34 mi
24 hours11° 15' 00.6"747.44 mieast2° 21' 52.9"162.63 minorth760.34 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AlofiSat 12:36 PM208 km129 miles112 nmNortheast NE
PangaiSun 12:36 PM296 km184 miles160 nmWest W
NeiafuSun 12:36 PM305 km189 miles164 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaSun 12:36 PM397 km247 miles215 nmWest-southwest WSW
Pago PagoSat 12:36 PM655 km407 miles354 nmNorth N
Apia *Sun 1:36 PM698 km433 miles377 nmNorth N
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Sun 1:36 PM711 km442 miles384 nmNorth N
SuvaSun 11:36 AM1078 km670 miles582 nmWest W
FakaofoSun 12:36 PM1192 km740 miles643 nmNorth N
RarotongaSat 1:36 PM1231 km765 miles665 nmEast E
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools