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 Monday, April 15, 2013 at 23:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 10° 05' North
Longitude: 165° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.78 meters/second, 1644.4 km/hour, 1021.8 miles/hour or 887.9 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.03 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.03 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.8"1021.77 miwest0° 00' 53.2"1.02 minorth1021.75 mi
24 hours0° 03' 30.2"3.98 miwest0° 21' 12.8"24.30 minorth24.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, April 15, 2013 at 23:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 57' North
Longitude: 102° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.14 meters/second, 1519.7 km/hour, 944.3 miles/hour or 820.6 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.74 miwest0° 00' 01.6"0.03 misouth15.74 mi
1 hour14° 31' 04.1"944.09 miwest0° 01' 40.8"1.93 misouth944.17 mi
24 hours11° 30' 18.5"748.26 mieast1° 05' 17.3"74.85 misouth754.51 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiTue 1:02 PM1306 km811 miles705 nmSoutheast SE
HonoluluMon 1:02 PM1505 km935 miles813 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Baker IslandMon 11:02 AM1611 km1001 miles870 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoTue 12:02 PM2234 km1388 miles1206 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MidwayMon 12:02 PM2343 km1456 miles1265 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TarawaTue 11:02 AM2534 km1574 miles1368 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroTue 11:02 AM2551 km1585 miles1378 nmWest W
FunafutiTue 11:02 AM2644 km1643 miles1427 nmSouthwest SW
ApiaTue 12:02 PM2726 km1694 miles1472 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Wake IslandTue 11:02 AM3131 km1946 miles1691 nmWest-northwest WNW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools