Home > Sun & Moon > Day and Night World Map

Day and Night World Map

App Store Logo

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 Monday, May 6, 2013 at 21:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 16° 46' North
Longitude: 139° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.26 meters/second, 1599.3 km/hour, 993.8 miles/hour or 863.6 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.56 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.56 mi
1 hour15° 00' 02.5"993.61 miwest0° 00' 41.4"0.79 minorth993.58 mi
24 hours0° 00' 55.1"1.02 miwest0° 16' 28.4"18.88 minorth18.91 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, May 6, 2013 at 21:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 7° 08' North
Longitude: 175° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.09 meters/second, 1605.9 km/hour, 997.9 miles/hour or 867.1 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.63 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 minorth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 32' 11.9"997.82 miwest0° 10' 16.4"11.77 minorth997.70 mi
24 hours11° 09' 02.4"765.42 mieast3° 53' 58.4"268.02 minorth807.36 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluMon 11:14 AM1982 km1231 miles1070 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiTue 11:14 AM2544 km1581 miles1374 nmSouthwest SW
Los Angeles *Mon 2:14 PM2868 km1782 miles1549 nmNortheast NE
San Francisco *Mon 2:14 PM2873 km1785 miles1551 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HermosilloMon 2:14 PM3229 km2006 miles1743 nmEast-northeast ENE
Las Vegas *Mon 2:14 PM3232 km2008 miles1745 nmNortheast NE
PhoenixMon 2:14 PM3320 km2063 miles1793 nmNortheast NE
Salt Lake City *Mon 3:14 PM3767 km2341 miles2034 nmNortheast NE
Seattle *Mon 2:14 PM3770 km2343 miles2036 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Vancouver *Mon 2:14 PM3903 km2425 miles2108 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools