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

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 Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 10:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 16' North, Longitude: 16° 57' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.53 meters/second, 1643.5 km/hour, 1021.2 miles/hour or 887.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.02 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.02 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.8"1021.14 miwest0° 00' 53.0"1.01 minorth1021.11 mi
24 hours0° 03' 27.5"3.93 miwest0° 21' 07.7"24.20 minorth24.52 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 10:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 31' North, Longitude: 86° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.35 meters/second, 1524.1 km/hour, 947.0 miles/hour or 822.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.78 miwest0° 00' 02.7"0.05 misouth15.78 mi
1 hour14° 31' 14.3"946.74 miwest0° 02' 45.1"3.16 misouth946.88 mi
24 hours11° 25' 45.4"745.27 mieast1° 30' 15.4"103.46 misouth755.75 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SarhTue 11:52 AM201 km125 miles108 nmSoutheast SE
MoundouTue 11:52 AM211 km131 miles114 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MongoTue 11:52 AM286 km178 miles154 nmNortheast NE
MarouaTue 11:52 AM289 km179 miles156 nmWest W
NdjamenaTue 11:52 AM290 km180 miles157 nmNorthwest NW
MoussoroTue 11:52 AM377 km234 miles204 nmNorth N
GarouaTue 11:52 AM403 km251 miles218 nmWest-southwest WSW
Kaga-BandoroTue 11:52 AM437 km271 miles236 nmSoutheast SE
BozoumTue 11:52 AM441 km274 miles238 nmSouth S
MaiduguriTue 11:52 AM449 km279 miles243 nmWest-northwest WNW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools