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 23:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 08' North, Longitude: 165° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.22 meters/second, 1638.8 km/hour, 1018.3 miles/hour or 884.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.97 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth16.97 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.1"1018.18 miwest0° 00' 51.9"0.99 minorth1018.15 mi
24 hours0° 03' 13.3"3.64 miwest0° 20' 40.5"23.68 minorth23.96 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 23:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 16' North, Longitude: 67° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.72 meters/second, 1568.6 km/hour, 974.7 miles/hour or 847.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.24 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 misouth16.24 mi
1 hour14° 32' 09.8"974.48 miwest0° 07' 35.6"8.70 misouth974.79 mi
24 hours11° 06' 10.6"744.38 mieast3° 20' 30.8"229.73 misouth783.86 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiFri 1:02 PM1380 km858 miles745 nmSoutheast SE
HonoluluThu 1:02 PM1403 km872 miles757 nmNortheast NE
Baker IslandThu 11:02 AM1699 km1056 miles918 nmSouthwest SW
MidwayThu 12:02 PM2248 km1397 miles1214 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FakaofoFri 12:02 PM2349 km1460 miles1269 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroFri 11:02 AM2576 km1601 miles1391 nmWest W
TarawaFri 11:02 AM2588 km1608 miles1398 nmWest-southwest WSW
FunafutiFri 11:02 AM2742 km1704 miles1480 nmSouthwest SW
ApiaFri 12:02 PM2842 km1766 miles1535 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Wake IslandFri 11:02 AM3100 km1926 miles1674 nmWest-northwest WNW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools