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 Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 16:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 59' South, Longitude: 73° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.19 meters/second, 1663.9 km/hour, 1033.9 miles/hour or 898.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.23 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.23 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.0"1033.93 miwest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 misouth1033.92 mi
24 hours0° 04' 23.5"5.04 miwest0° 23' 01.0"26.36 misouth26.84 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 16:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 36' South, Longitude: 65° 59' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.91 meters/second, 1590.9 km/hour, 988.5 miles/hour or 859.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.5"16.48 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 misouth16.48 mi
1 hour14° 29' 27.4"988.42 miwest0° 09' 59.4"11.44 misouth988.24 mi
24 hours12° 29' 26.6"852.00 mieast3° 44' 47.9"257.54 misouth884.98 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
IquitosSat 11:40 AM136 km85 miles74 nmNorth N
QuitoSat 11:40 AM789 km490 miles426 nmNorthwest NW
GuayaquilSat 11:40 AM805 km500 miles435 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio BrancoSat 12:40 PM812 km504 miles438 nmSoutheast SE
LimaSat 11:40 AM889 km553 miles480 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CaliSat 11:40 AM997 km619 miles538 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BogotaSat 11:40 AM1068 km663 miles576 nmNorth N
MedellinSat 11:40 AM1270 km789 miles686 nmNorth-northwest NNW
La PazSat 12:40 PM1390 km863 miles750 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ManausSat 12:40 PM1477 km918 miles798 nmEast E
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools