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 Friday, March 22, 2013 at 12:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 0° 48' North
Longitude: 0° 56' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.88 meters/second, 1670.0 km/hour, 1037.7 miles/hour or 901.7 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' 11.3"1037.75 miwest0° 00' 59.1"1.13 minorth1037.75 mi
24 hours0° 04' 31.2"5.21 miwest0° 23' 38.9"27.08 minorth27.58 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, March 22, 2013 at 12:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 14° 43' North
Longitude: 122° 51' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.59 meters/second, 1564.5 km/hour, 972.2 miles/hour or 844.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"16.20 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 misouth16.20 mi
1 hour14° 31' 40.0"972.02 miwest0° 07' 33.8"8.67 misouth972.34 mi
24 hours11° 18' 27.8"756.63 mieast3° 20' 59.0"230.29 misouth796.01 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AccraFri 12:02 PM539 km335 miles291 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LomeFri 12:02 PM589 km366 miles318 nmNorth N
CotonouFri 1:02 PM638 km396 miles344 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São ToméFri 12:02 PM648 km403 miles350 nmEast E
Porto NovoFri 1:02 PM656 km407 miles354 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LagosFri 1:02 PM680 km422 miles367 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KumasiFri 12:02 PM710 km441 miles383 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Santo António (Príncipe)Fri 12:02 PM728 km452 miles393 nmEast E
AbidjanFri 12:02 PM743 km462 miles401 nmNorthwest NW
AtakpaméFri 12:02 PM743 km462 miles401 nmNorth N
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools