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

UTC time = Friday, May 31, 2013 at 10:00:00 AM.

Jump to: -4 weeks | -1 day | -12 hours | -6 hours | -1 hour | -10 minutes | Now | +10 minutes | +1 hour | +6 hours | +12 hours | +1 day | +4 weeks

March equinox | June solstice | September equinox | December solstice

Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

See where the moon is over the horizon

Find the Sun at Another Time in a Location

 / 
 / 
 : 
 : 

Start typing name of city

Advertising

Position of the Sun

On Friday, May 31, 2013 at 10:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 58' North, Longitude: 29° 25' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.32 meters/second, 1549.2 km/hour, 962.6 miles/hour or 836.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.04 miWest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 miNorth16.04 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.5"962.22 miWest0° 00' 21.0"0.40 miNorth962.20 mi
24 hours0° 02' 16.0"2.43 miEast0° 08' 11.7"9.40 miNorth9.71 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, May 31, 2013 at 10:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 54' South, Longitude: 63° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.00 meters/second, 1609.2 km/hour, 999.9 miles/hour or 868.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"16.66 miWest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 miNorth16.67 mi
1 hour14° 30' 26.4"999.83 miWest0° 11' 22.4"13.03 miNorth1000.06 mi
24 hours11° 35' 42.7"799.13 miEast4° 33' 53.2"313.65 miNorth860.22 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Kharga OasisFri 12:00 Noon402 km250 miles217 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AswanFri 12:00 Noon427 km265 miles231 nmNortheast NE
LuxorFri 12:00 Noon527 km328 miles285 nmNortheast NE
AsyutFri 12:00 Noon605 km376 miles327 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Kufra *Fri 12:00 Noon675 km420 miles365 nmWest-northwest WNW
HurghadaFri 12:00 Noon736 km457 miles397 nmNortheast NE
KhartoumFri 1:00 PM776 km482 miles419 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port SudanFri 1:00 PM852 km529 miles460 nmEast-southeast ESE
Al JizahFri 12:00 Noon910 km565 miles491 nmNorth N
CairoFri 12:00 Noon913 km568 miles493 nmNorth N

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools