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 Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 21:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 09' North, Longitude: 136° 47' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 451.82 meters/second, 1626.6 km/hour, 1010.7 miles/hour or 878.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.85 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.85 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.2"1010.62 miwest0° 00' 48.2"0.92 misouth1010.65 mi
24 hours0° 03' 23.0"3.80 miwest0° 19' 25.7"22.26 misouth22.59 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 21:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 39' South, Longitude: 2° 45' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.99 meters/second, 1519.1 km/hour, 944.0 miles/hour or 820.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.8"15.73 miwest0° 00' 04.5"0.09 minorth15.73 mi
1 hour14° 23' 53.5"943.76 miwest0° 04' 35.8"5.27 minorth943.99 mi
24 hours14° 19' 01.2"938.44 mieast2° 25' 20.9"166.60 minorth959.40 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluSat 11:10 AM2413 km1499 miles1303 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiSun 11:10 AM2585 km1606 miles1396 nmWest-southwest WSW
Los Angeles *Sat 2:10 PM2978 km1851 miles1608 nmNortheast NE
San Francisco *Sat 2:10 PM3077 km1912 miles1661 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HermosilloSat 2:10 PM3197 km1987 miles1726 nmNortheast NE
Las Vegas *Sat 2:10 PM3341 km2076 miles1804 nmNortheast NE
PhoenixSat 2:10 PM3366 km2091 miles1817 nmNortheast NE
PapeeteSat 11:10 AM3672 km2282 miles1983 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Salt Lake City *Sat 3:10 PM3906 km2427 miles2109 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Seattle *Sat 2:10 PM4051 km2517 miles2187 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools