Home > Sun & Moon > Day and Night World Map

Day and Night World Map

App Store Logo

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 Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 03:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 21' South
Longitude: 126° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.82 meters/second, 1594.1 km/hour, 990.6 miles/hour or 860.8 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.51 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.51 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.5"990.37 miwest0° 00' 42.0"0.80 minorth990.40 mi
24 hours0° 02' 05.5"2.30 mieast0° 16' 56.6"19.42 minorth19.56 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 03:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 3° 06' South
Longitude: 10° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.49 meters/second, 1614.6 km/hour, 1003.3 miles/hour or 871.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.72 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.72 mi
1 hour14° 31' 25.1"1003.21 miwest0° 11' 34.6"13.26 misouth1003.20 mi
24 hours11° 36' 17.5"801.60 mieast4° 33' 22.3"313.10 misouth858.19 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Halls CreekThu 11:46 AM151 km94 miles81 nmSoutheast SE
DarwinThu 1:16 PM709 km441 miles383 nmNortheast NE
Tennant CreekThu 1:16 PM843 km524 miles455 nmEast-southeast ESE
KupangThu 11:46 AM859 km533 miles464 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SuaiThu 12:46 PM900 km559 miles486 nmNorth N
SameThu 12:46 PM929 km577 miles501 nmNorth N
DiliThu 12:46 PM979 km608 miles528 nmNorth N
BaucauThu 12:46 PM983 km611 miles531 nmNorth N
Alice SpringsThu 1:16 PM1035 km643 miles559 nmSoutheast SE
MakassarThu 11:46 AM1560 km969 miles842 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools