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 Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 06:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 36' North, Longitude: 79° 09' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.74 meters/second, 1662.3 km/hour, 1032.9 miles/hour or 897.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.22 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.22 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.8"1032.93 miwest0° 00' 56.3"1.08 misouth1032.94 mi
24 hours0° 05' 10.4"5.94 miwest0° 22' 37.4"25.91 misouth26.58 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 06:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 10' South, Longitude: 109° 29' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.87 meters/second, 1594.3 km/hour, 990.7 miles/hour or 860.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.51 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 misouth16.51 mi
1 hour14° 30' 17.5"990.57 miwest0° 09' 59.7"11.45 misouth990.40 mi
24 hours12° 07' 55.2"828.54 mieast3° 46' 06.2"259.03 misouth863.32 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
GalleSun 12:10 PM128 km79 miles69 nmEast-northeast ENE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSun 12:10 PM166 km103 miles89 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ColomboSun 12:10 PM166 km103 miles89 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KurunegalaSun 12:10 PM248 km154 miles134 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KandySun 12:10 PM249 km155 miles135 nmNortheast NE
KalmunaiSun 12:10 PM358 km222 miles193 nmNortheast NE
TrincomaleeSun 12:10 PM401 km249 miles217 nmNortheast NE
ThiruvananthapuramSun 12:10 PM402 km250 miles217 nmNorthwest NW
MaduraiSun 12:10 PM490 km305 miles265 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TheniSun 12:10 PM522 km324 miles282 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools