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, November 30, 2013 at 11:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 42' South, Longitude: 4° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.03 meters/second, 1551.7 km/hour, 964.2 miles/hour or 837.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.07 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth16.07 mi
1 hour14° 59' 46.2"963.81 miwest0° 00' 23.8"0.46 misouth963.79 mi
24 hours0° 05' 35.1"5.99 mieast0° 09' 21.8"10.74 misouth12.29 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 11:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 14' South, Longitude: 30° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.38 meters/second, 1567.4 km/hour, 973.9 miles/hour or 846.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.5"16.23 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 misouth16.23 mi
1 hour14° 27' 34.9"973.69 miwest0° 08' 44.8"10.02 misouth973.44 mi
24 hours13° 22' 26.5"900.60 mieast3° 08' 23.3"215.87 misouth920.02 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Walvis Bay *Sat 1:30 PM1021 km634 miles551 nmEast E
JamestownSat 11:30 AM1269 km788 miles685 nmWest-northwest WNW
Windhoek *Sat 1:30 PM1284 km798 miles693 nmEast E
LuandaSat 12:30 PM1693 km1052 miles914 nmNortheast NE
Cape TownSat 1:30 PM1911 km1187 miles1032 nmSoutheast SE
GaboroneSat 1:30 PM2195 km1364 miles1185 nmEast-southeast ESE
KinshasaSat 12:30 PM2240 km1392 miles1209 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BrazzavilleSat 12:30 PM2244 km1394 miles1211 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JohannesburgSat 1:30 PM2426 km1507 miles1310 nmEast-southeast ESE
PretoriaSat 1:30 PM2435 km1513 miles1315 nmEast-southeast ESE
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools