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 Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 11:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 58' North, Longitude: 14° 03' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.48 meters/second, 1639.7 km/hour, 1018.9 miles/hour or 885.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.98 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth16.98 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.2"1018.85 miwest0° 00' 52.0"1.00 minorth1018.83 mi
24 hours0° 03' 16.2"3.70 miwest0° 20' 46.1"23.79 minorth24.08 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 11:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 42' North, Longitude: 106° 27' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.77 meters/second, 1558.0 km/hour, 968.1 miles/hour or 841.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.14 miwest0° 00' 06.6"0.13 misouth16.14 mi
1 hour14° 32' 01.2"967.93 miwest0° 06' 43.9"7.72 misouth968.23 mi
24 hours11° 08' 24.3"741.98 mieast3° 01' 14.0"207.68 misouth775.43 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MarouaThu 12:02 PM50 km31 miles27 nmSoutheast SE
MaiduguriThu 12:02 PM137 km85 miles74 nmNorthwest NW
NdjamenaThu 12:02 PM167 km104 miles90 nmNortheast NE
GarouaThu 12:02 PM198 km123 miles107 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MoundouThu 12:02 PM346 km215 miles187 nmSoutheast SE
JalingoThu 12:02 PM374 km232 miles202 nmSouthwest SW
MoussoroThu 12:02 PM397 km247 miles215 nmNortheast NE
NgaoundéréThu 12:02 PM407 km253 miles220 nmSouth S
SarhThu 12:02 PM516 km321 miles279 nmEast-southeast ESE
MongoThu 12:02 PM524 km325 miles283 nmEast-northeast ENE
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools