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 = Friday, October 4, 2013 at 5:30:00 PM.

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 Friday, October 4, 2013 at 17:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 37' South, Longitude: 85° 21' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.44 meters/second, 1664.8 km/hour, 1034.4 miles/hour or 898.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.24 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.24 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.3"1034.43 miWest0° 00' 57.7"1.10 miSouth1034.41 mi
24 hours0° 04' 28.9"5.15 miWest0° 23' 04.7"26.43 miSouth26.93 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 4, 2013 at 17:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 34' South, Longitude: 89° 45' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.67 meters/second, 1608.0 km/hour, 999.2 miles/hour or 868.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.65 miWest0° 00' 10.6"0.21 miSouth16.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 41.8"999.05 miWest0° 10' 43.9"12.29 miSouth998.98 mi
24 hours11° 57' 34.8"823.37 miEast4° 09' 53.9"286.22 miSouth868.27 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsFri 11:30 AM626 km389 miles338 nmNorthwest NW
GuayaquilFri 12:30 PM661 km411 miles357 nmEast-northeast ENE
PortoviejoFri 12:30 PM671 km417 miles362 nmNortheast NE
LojaFri 12:30 PM685 km426 miles370 nmEast E
QuitoFri 12:30 PM902 km560 miles487 nmEast-northeast ENE
LimaFri 12:30 PM1231 km765 miles665 nmSoutheast SE
CaliFri 12:30 PM1325 km823 miles716 nmNortheast NE
San JoseFri 11:30 AM1614 km1003 miles872 nmNorth N
BogotaFri 12:30 PM1615 km1003 miles872 nmNortheast NE
MedellinFri 12:30 PM1619 km1006 miles874 nmNortheast NE

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools