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 Friday, September 6, 2013 at 17:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 11' North, Longitude: 82° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.26 meters/second, 1660.5 km/hour, 1031.8 miles/hour or 896.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.20 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.20 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.7"1031.77 miwest0° 00' 56.0"1.07 misouth1031.79 mi
24 hours0° 05' 06.1"5.85 miwest0° 22' 28.6"25.74 misouth26.40 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, September 6, 2013 at 17:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 38' South, Longitude: 70° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.89 meters/second, 1616.0 km/hour, 1004.1 miles/hour or 872.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.73 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 misouth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 31' 49.9"1004.03 miwest0° 10' 51.6"12.44 misouth1004.03 mi
24 hours11° 25' 49.2"789.81 mieast4° 17' 05.0"294.42 misouth840.95 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
DavidFri 12:30 PM255 km158 miles137 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santiago de VeraguasFri 12:30 PM303 km188 miles163 nmNortheast NE
San JoseFri 11:30 AM433 km269 miles234 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AlajuelaFri 11:30 AM447 km277 miles241 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PanamaFri 12:30 PM489 km304 miles264 nmNortheast NE
EsmeraldasFri 12:30 PM682 km424 miles368 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MasayaFri 11:30 AM728 km452 miles393 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ManaguaFri 11:30 AM754 km468 miles407 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CaliFri 12:30 PM778 km483 miles420 nmEast-southeast ESE
MedellinFri 12:30 PM812 km505 miles439 nmEast E
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools