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 = Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 9:40:00 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 Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 21:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 43' South, Longitude: 148° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.74 meters/second, 1655.1 km/hour, 1028.4 miles/hour or 893.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.14 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.14 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.0"1028.35 miWest0° 00' 56.0"1.07 miSouth1028.33 mi
24 hours0° 03' 35.2"4.10 miWest0° 22' 22.8"25.63 miSouth25.96 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 21:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 34' South, Longitude: 43° 25' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.55 meters/second, 1557.2 km/hour, 967.6 miles/hour or 840.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"16.13 miWest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 miNorth16.13 mi
1 hour14° 27' 00.3"967.41 miWest0° 08' 04.2"9.25 miNorth967.74 mi
24 hours12° 58' 15.0"868.40 miEast3° 35' 27.4"246.85 miNorth909.03 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeSat 12:10 PM991 km616 miles535 nmEast E
PapeeteSat 11:40 AM1093 km679 miles590 nmSouth S
KiritimatiSun 11:40 AM1451 km902 miles783 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaSat 11:40 AM1931 km1200 miles1043 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoSun 10:40 AM2516 km1563 miles1358 nmWest W
Apia *Sun 11:40 AM2641 km1641 miles1426 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiSat 10:40 AM2642 km1641 miles1426 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownSat 1:40 PM2733 km1698 miles1476 nmSoutheast SE
Baker IslandSat 9:40 AM3236 km2011 miles1747 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaSun 10:40 AM3240 km2013 miles1749 nmWest-southwest WSW

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools