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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

= The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

= 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

## Position of the Sun

On Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 22:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 35' North, Longitude: 161° 15' West

The ground speed is currently 463.90 meters/second, 1670.1 kilometres/hour, 1037.7 miles/hour or 901.8 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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' 11.2"1037.72 miWest0° 00' 59.1"1.13 miNorth1037.72 mi
24 hours0° 04' 30.5"5.20 miWest0° 23' 39.9"27.10 miNorth27.59 mi

## Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 22:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 16' North, Longitude: 45° 37' West

The ground speed is currently 431.32 meters/second, 1552.7 kilometres/hour, 964.8 miles/hour or 838.4 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.08 miWest0° 00' 06.4"0.12 miSouth16.08 mi
1 hour14° 31' 32.9"964.60 miWest0° 06' 32.8"7.51 miSouth964.90 mi
24 hours11° 20' 25.5"753.14 miEast2° 58' 15.2"204.26 miSouth785.48 mi

## Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

Scroll right to see more
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiFri 12:52 PM458 km285 miles247 nm ENE
FakaofoFri 11:52 AM1559 km968 miles842 nm SW
Baker IslandThu 10:52 AM1696 km1054 miles916 nm W
Apia *Fri 12:52 PM1972 km1226 miles1065 nm SW
HonoluluThu 12:52 PM2322 km1443 miles1254 nm N
AlofiThu 11:52 AM2371 km1473 miles1280 nm SSW
PapeeteThu 12:52 PM2379 km1478 miles1285 nm SSE
FunafutiFri 10:52 AM2392 km1486 miles1291 nm WSW
RarotongaThu 12:52 PM2419 km1503 miles1306 nm S
NukualofaFri 11:52 AM2843 km1766 miles1535 nm SSW