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 = Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 9:42:00 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 Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 09:42:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 21' South, Longitude: 37° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.70 meters/second, 1575.7 km/hour, 979.1 miles/hour or 850.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.32 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miNorth16.32 mi
1 hour14° 59' 50.5"978.79 miWest0° 00' 35.5"0.68 miNorth978.82 mi
24 hours0° 03' 38.8"3.97 miEast0° 14' 23.6"16.50 miNorth16.97 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 09:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 48' North, Longitude: 172° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.67 meters/second, 1510.8 km/hour, 938.8 miles/hour or 815.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.65 miWest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 miSouth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 43.2"938.46 miWest0° 00' 28.9"0.55 miSouth938.49 mi
24 hours348° 16' 36.6"758.20 miWest0° 38' 21.2"43.97 miSouth761.06 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BeiraWed 11:42 AM282 km175 miles152 nmWest-southwest WSW
BlantyreWed 11:42 AM474 km295 miles256 nmNorthwest NW
NampulaWed 11:42 AM506 km315 miles273 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MutareWed 11:42 AM508 km316 miles274 nmWest W
HarareWed 11:42 AM699 km434 miles377 nmWest-northwest WNW
MasvingoWed 11:42 AM701 km435 miles378 nmWest W
LilongweWed 11:42 AM713 km443 miles385 nmNorthwest NW
GweruWed 11:42 AM804 km500 miles434 nmWest W
ChipataWed 11:42 AM816 km507 miles440 nmNorthwest NW
MaputoWed 11:42 AM889 km552 miles480 nmSouth-southwest SSW

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools