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 = Monday, March 11, 2013 at 8:50:00 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 Monday, March 11, 2013 at 20:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 24' South, Longitude: 130° 02' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.11 meters/second, 1667.2 km/hour, 1035.9 miles/hour or 900.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.27 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miNorth17.27 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.9"1035.94 miWest0° 00' 59.0"1.13 miNorth1035.94 mi
24 hours0° 04' 00.5"4.61 miWest0° 23' 37.4"27.06 miNorth27.45 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, March 11, 2013 at 20:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 42' North, Longitude: 131° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.88 meters/second, 1616.0 km/hour, 1004.1 miles/hour or 872.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"16.73 miWest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 miNorth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 30' 59.0"1004.04 miWest0° 11' 41.6"13.39 miNorth1004.10 mi
24 hours11° 30' 58.3"796.53 miEast4° 34' 32.0"314.39 miNorth855.18 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownMon 12:50 PM2398 km1490 miles1295 nmSouth S
PapeeteMon 10:50 AM2644 km1643 miles1428 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiTue 10:50 AM3093 km1922 miles1670 nmWest W
Easter Island *Mon 3:50 PM3425 km2128 miles1849 nmSoutheast SE
RarotongaMon 10:50 AM3776 km2346 miles2039 nmSouthwest SW
HonoluluMon 10:50 AM4083 km2537 miles2205 nmNorthwest NW
HermosilloMon 1:50 PM4131 km2567 miles2231 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico CityMon 2:50 PM4219 km2622 miles2278 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Mon 1:50 PM4325 km2687 miles2335 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PhoenixMon 1:50 PM4494 km2792 miles2427 nmNorth-northeast NNE

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools