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 = Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 12:44:00 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 Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 00:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 07' North, Longitude: 169° 48' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 453.64 meters/second, 1633.1 km/hour, 1014.8 miles/hour or 881.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.91 miWest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 miSouth16.91 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.3"1014.64 miWest0° 00' 49.9"0.95 miSouth1014.67 mi
24 hours0° 03' 45.8"4.24 miWest0° 20' 03.0"22.97 miSouth23.36 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 00:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 48' South, Longitude: 12° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.98 meters/second, 1594.7 km/hour, 990.9 miles/hour or 861.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.3"16.51 miWest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 miNorth16.52 mi
1 hour14° 27' 27.7"990.82 miWest0° 11' 31.2"13.19 miNorth991.13 mi
24 hours12° 46' 18.1"875.28 miEast4° 44' 04.7"325.34 miNorth937.48 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MajuroWed 12:44 PM570 km354 miles308 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Wake IslandWed 12:44 PM862 km536 miles466 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TarawaWed 12:44 PM1235 km767 miles667 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalikirWed 11:44 AM1401 km871 miles756 nmWest-southwest WSW
YarenWed 12:44 PM1435 km892 miles775 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandTue 12:44 PM2008 km1248 miles1084 nmSoutheast SE
MidwayTue 1:44 PM2226 km1383 miles1202 nmNortheast NE
FunafutiWed 12:44 PM2508 km1558 miles1354 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HoniaraWed 11:44 AM2620 km1628 miles1415 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HagåtñaWed 10:44 AM2723 km1692 miles1470 nmWest W

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools