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 Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 21:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 42' South, Longitude: 145° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.98 meters/second, 1591.1 km/hour, 988.7 miles/hour or 859.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.48 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.48 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.9"988.41 miwest0° 00' 41.0"0.78 minorth988.44 mi
24 hours0° 02' 20.4"2.57 mieast0° 16' 33.6"18.98 minorth19.16 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 21:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 39' North, Longitude: 63° 23' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.99 meters/second, 1616.4 km/hour, 1004.4 miles/hour or 872.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.74 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 misouth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 32' 02.6"1004.26 miwest0° 11' 24.9"13.07 misouth1004.42 mi
24 hours11° 15' 20.1"777.73 mieast4° 37' 15.0"317.49 misouth840.60 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteTue 11:56 AM412 km256 miles222 nmWest W
RarotongaTue 11:56 AM1529 km950 miles826 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownTue 1:56 PM1809 km1124 miles977 nmEast-southeast ESE
KiritimatiWed 11:56 AM2512 km1561 miles1357 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AlofiTue 10:56 AM2563 km1592 miles1384 nmWest W
Apia *Wed 11:56 AM2825 km1755 miles1525 nmWest W
FakaofoWed 10:56 AM2910 km1808 miles1571 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaWed 10:56 AM3118 km1937 miles1684 nmWest-southwest WSW
SuvaWed 9:56 AM3796 km2359 miles2050 nmWest W
Easter Island *Tue 4:56 PM3871 km2405 miles2090 nmEast-southeast ESE
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools