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 Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 12:12:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 0° 01' North
Longitude: 1° 25' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.93 meters/second, 1670.1 km/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.0"1037.85 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.85 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.9"5.15 miwest0° 23' 41.8"27.14 minorth27.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 12:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 11' North
Longitude: 97° 34' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.19 meters/second, 1527.1 km/hour, 948.9 miles/hour or 824.6 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.82 miwest0° 00' 03.5"0.07 misouth15.82 mi
1 hour14° 31' 10.5"948.67 miwest0° 03' 36.0"4.13 misouth948.85 mi
24 hours11° 28' 47.7"750.15 mieast1° 50' 40.9"126.88 misouth764.80 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AccraWed 12:12 PM626 km389 miles338 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AbidjanWed 12:12 PM653 km406 miles353 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LomeWed 12:12 PM737 km458 miles398 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KumasiWed 12:12 PM739 km459 miles399 nmNorth N
CotonouWed 1:12 PM823 km511 miles444 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Porto NovoWed 1:12 PM855 km531 miles462 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroWed 12:12 PM865 km538 miles467 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LagosWed 1:12 PM887 km551 miles479 nmNortheast NE
São ToméWed 12:12 PM908 km564 miles490 nmEast E
BouakéWed 12:12 PM938 km583 miles507 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools