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 Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 03:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 25' South, Longitude: 124° 57' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.54 meters/second, 1575.2 km/hour, 978.8 miles/hour or 850.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.31 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth16.31 mi
1 hour14° 59' 50.5"978.45 miwest0° 00' 35.2"0.68 minorth978.48 mi
24 hours0° 03' 41.7"4.02 mieast0° 14' 18.3"16.40 minorth16.89 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 03:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 49' North, Longitude: 102° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.65 meters/second, 1510.8 km/hour, 938.7 miles/hour or 815.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.65 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 minorth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 45.6"938.42 miwest0° 00' 05.0"0.10 minorth938.41 mi
24 hours11° 43' 05.4"757.81 mieast0° 24' 47.1"28.42 misouth759.37 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Tennant CreekWed 1:22 PM969 km602 miles523 nmEast E
DarwinWed 1:22 PM994 km618 miles537 nmNortheast NE
Alice SpringsWed 1:22 PM1037 km645 miles560 nmEast-southeast ESE
DiliWed 12:52 PM1203 km748 miles650 nmNorth N
EuclaWed 12:37 PM1414 km879 miles764 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DenpasarWed 11:52 AM1585 km985 miles856 nmNorthwest NW
PerthWed 11:52 AM1661 km1032 miles897 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MakassarWed 11:52 AM1690 km1050 miles912 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MalangWed 10:52 AM1826 km1135 miles986 nmNorthwest NW
SurabayaWed 10:52 AM1884 km1171 miles1017 nmNorthwest NW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools