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, May 2, 2013 at 11:04:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 30' North, Longitude: 13° 14' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.11 meters/second, 1609.6 km/hour, 1000.2 miles/hour or 869.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.67 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.67 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.0"999.95 miwest0° 00' 44.4"0.85 minorth999.92 mi
24 hours0° 01' 33.5"1.73 miwest0° 17' 40.0"20.24 minorth20.32 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 11:04:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 06' South, Longitude: 73° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.77 meters/second, 1576.0 km/hour, 979.3 miles/hour or 850.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.4"16.32 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.18 minorth16.32 mi
1 hour14° 28' 33.4"979.12 miwest0° 09' 42.8"11.13 minorth979.47 mi
24 hours12° 16' 02.5"829.76 mieast4° 06' 55.5"282.85 minorth881.98 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MaiduguriThu 12:04 PM405 km252 miles219 nmSouth S
MoussoroThu 12:04 PM406 km252 miles219 nmEast-southeast ESE
NdjamenaThu 12:04 PM423 km263 miles228 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ZinderThu 12:04 PM495 km307 miles267 nmWest-southwest WSW
MarouaThu 12:04 PM554 km344 miles299 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AgadezThu 12:04 PM585 km363 miles316 nmWest-northwest WNW
KanoThu 12:04 PM641 km398 miles346 nmSouthwest SW
Faya-LargeauThu 12:04 PM680 km423 miles367 nmEast-northeast ENE
MongoThu 12:04 PM693 km431 miles374 nmEast-southeast ESE
MaradiThu 12:04 PM698 km433 miles377 nmWest-southwest WSW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools