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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

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

= 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

## Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 13:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 56' North, Longitude: 25° 14' West

The ground speed is currently 453.95 meters/second, 1634.2 kilometres/hour, 1015.5 miles/hour or 882.4 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.92 miWest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 miSouth16.92 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.4"1015.33 miWest0° 00' 50.2"0.96 miSouth1015.35 mi
24 hours0° 03' 49.6"4.32 miWest0° 20' 09.1"23.09 miSouth23.49 mi

## Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 13:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 16' South, Longitude: 159° 33' East

The ground speed is currently 445.58 meters/second, 1604.1 kilometres/hour, 996.7 miles/hour or 866.1 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.1"16.61 miWest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 miNorth16.61 mi
1 hour14° 28' 09.4"996.64 miWest0° 11' 54.2"13.63 miNorth996.89 mi
24 hours12° 31' 11.3"862.37 miEast4° 48' 11.1"330.02 miNorth925.52 mi

## Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

Scroll right to see more
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PraiaWed 12:44 PM379 km235 miles204 nm NNE
MindeloWed 12:44 PM548 km341 miles296 nm N
Santa MariaWed 12:44 PM573 km356 miles310 nm NNE
DakarWed 1:44 PM897 km557 miles484 nm ENE
SerekundaWed 1:44 PM943 km586 miles509 nm E
ThièsWed 1:44 PM953 km592 miles515 nm ENE
BanjulWed 1:44 PM955 km593 miles515 nm E
ZiguinchorWed 1:44 PM976 km607 miles527 nm E
BissauWed 1:44 PM1051 km653 miles567 nm E
NouakchottWed 1:44 PM1205 km748 miles650 nm NE