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 Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 12:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 51' South, Longitude: 10° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 452.30 meters/second, 1628.3 km/hour, 1011.8 miles/hour or 879.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.86 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth16.86 mi
1 hour15° 00' 01.4"1011.70 miwest0° 00' 51.3"0.98 minorth1011.73 mi
24 hours0° 00' 42.2"0.79 miwest0° 20' 36.5"23.61 minorth23.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 12:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 52' North, Longitude: 37° 57' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.75 meters/second, 1593.9 km/hour, 990.4 miles/hour or 860.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.8"16.51 miwest0° 00' 09.8"0.19 minorth16.51 mi
1 hour14° 31' 51.3"990.33 miwest0° 09' 52.2"11.31 minorth990.14 mi
24 hours11° 15' 11.3"766.96 mieast3° 39' 36.0"251.59 minorth802.63 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 12:54 PM594 km369 miles321 nmSoutheast SE
MonroviaThu 12:54 PM2121 km1318 miles1145 nmNorth N
AbidjanThu 12:54 PM2124 km1320 miles1147 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroThu 12:54 PM2243 km1394 miles1211 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AccraThu 12:54 PM2317 km1440 miles1251 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São ToméThu 12:54 PM2374 km1475 miles1282 nmNortheast NE
FreetownThu 12:54 PM2383 km1481 miles1287 nmNorth N
LomeThu 12:54 PM2452 km1524 miles1324 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryThu 12:54 PM2502 km1555 miles1351 nmNorth N
Porto NovoThu 1:54 PM2568 km1596 miles1387 nmNortheast NE
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools