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, November 17, 2013 at 20:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 10' South, Longitude: 134° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.20 meters/second, 1577.5 km/hour, 980.2 miles/hour or 851.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.34 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 misouth16.34 mi
1 hour14° 59' 52.3"979.91 miwest0° 00' 35.9"0.69 misouth979.88 mi
24 hours0° 03' 09.9"3.45 mieast0° 14' 11.2"16.27 misouth16.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 20:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 58' North, Longitude: 48° 22' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.72 meters/second, 1536.2 km/hour, 954.5 miles/hour or 829.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"15.91 miwest0° 00' 04.2"0.08 minorth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 30' 09.3"954.28 miwest0° 04' 09.3"4.76 minorth954.11 mi
24 hours11° 56' 28.4"785.81 mieast1° 13' 58.4"84.80 minorth787.59 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Gambier IslandsSun 11:44 AM439 km273 miles237 nmSouth S
AdamstownSun 12:44 PM808 km502 miles436 nmSoutheast SE
PapeeteSun 10:44 AM1579 km981 miles852 nmWest W
RarotongaSun 10:44 AM2625 km1631 miles1418 nmWest W
Easter Island *Sun 3:44 PM2738 km1701 miles1478 nmEast-southeast ESE
KiritimatiMon 10:44 AM3396 km2110 miles1834 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiSun 9:44 AM3696 km2297 miles1996 nmWest W
Apia *Mon 10:44 AM3991 km2480 miles2155 nmWest W
FakaofoMon 9:44 AM4077 km2533 miles2201 nmWest W
NukualofaMon 9:44 AM4226 km2626 miles2282 nmWest W
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools