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 Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 17:12:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 43' North, Longitude: 78° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.88 meters/second, 1641.2 km/hour, 1019.8 miles/hour or 886.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.00 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.00 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.5"1019.67 miwest0° 00' 52.5"1.00 minorth1019.64 mi
24 hours0° 03' 20.5"3.79 miwest0° 20' 54.3"23.95 minorth24.24 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 17:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 29' North, Longitude: 5° 51' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.65 meters/second, 1543.1 km/hour, 958.9 miles/hour or 833.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"15.98 miwest0° 00' 05.2"0.10 misouth15.98 mi
1 hour14° 31' 44.6"958.61 miwest0° 05' 20.8"6.13 misouth958.87 mi
24 hours11° 13' 48.9"741.03 mieast2° 29' 51.0"171.73 misouth765.37 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PanamaWed 12:12 PM244 km151 miles132 nmSouthwest SW
ColónWed 12:12 PM246 km153 miles133 nmSouthwest SW
CartagenaWed 12:12 PM284 km177 miles153 nmEast E
MonteríaWed 12:12 PM328 km204 miles177 nmSoutheast SE
BarranquillaWed 12:12 PM365 km227 miles197 nmEast E
Santiago de VeraguasWed 12:12 PM426 km265 miles230 nmSouthwest SW
DavidWed 12:12 PM535 km333 miles289 nmWest-southwest WSW
MedellinWed 12:12 PM566 km352 miles306 nmSouth-southeast SSE
San JoseWed 11:12 AM658 km409 miles355 nmWest W
AlajuelaWed 11:12 AM671 km417 miles362 nmWest W
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools