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, February 20, 2013 at 5:12:00 PM.

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, February 20, 2013 at 17:12:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 41' South, Longitude: 74° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.89 meters/second, 1641.2 km/hour, 1019.8 miles/hour or 886.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.00 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miNorth17.00 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.2"1019.69 miWest0° 00' 54.0"1.03 miNorth1019.72 mi
24 hours0° 01' 47.2"2.03 miWest0° 21' 43.7"24.89 miNorth24.97 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 17:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 59' North, Longitude: 44° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.97 meters/second, 1519.1 km/hour, 943.9 miles/hour or 820.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.73 miWest0° 00' 02.5"0.05 miSouth15.73 mi
1 hour14° 30' 51.4"943.63 miWest0° 02' 40.5"3.07 miSouth943.77 mi
24 hours11° 37' 49.2"756.22 miEast1° 29' 49.9"102.98 miSouth766.66 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HuancayoWed 12:12 PM169 km105 miles91 nmSouth-southwest SSW
LimaWed 12:12 PM309 km192 miles167 nmWest-southwest WSW
Machu Picchu PuebloWed 12:12 PM354 km220 miles191 nmSoutheast SE
CobijaWed 1:12 PM637 km396 miles344 nmEast E
Rio BrancoWed 1:12 PM744 km462 miles402 nmEast E
LojaWed 12:12 PM898 km558 miles485 nmNorthwest NW
RiberaltaWed 1:12 PM932 km579 miles503 nmEast E
La PazWed 1:12 PM950 km590 miles513 nmSoutheast SE
GuayaquilWed 12:12 PM1105 km687 miles597 nmNorth-northwest NNW
QuitoWed 12:12 PM1236 km768 miles667 nmNorth-northwest NNW

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools