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 = Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 10:32:00 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 Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 22:32:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 28' South, Longitude: 160° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.69 meters/second, 1543.3 km/hour, 959.0 miles/hour or 833.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.98 miWest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 miSouth15.98 mi
1 hour14° 59' 44.2"958.56 miWest0° 00' 18.0"0.35 miSouth958.54 mi
24 hours0° 06' 22.7"6.80 miEast0° 07' 01.3"8.05 miSouth10.54 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 22:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 11' South, Longitude: 117° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.04 meters/second, 1540.9 km/hour, 957.5 miles/hour or 832.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.96 miWest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 miNorth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 24' 35.4"957.30 miWest0° 07' 12.5"8.26 miNorth957.63 mi
24 hours13° 49' 31.1"918.48 miEast3° 19' 27.7"228.55 miNorth953.46 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaThu 12:32 PM147 km91 miles79 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AlofiThu 11:32 AM1073 km667 miles579 nmWest-northwest WNW
PapeeteThu 12:32 PM1247 km775 miles673 nmEast-northeast ENE
Apia *Fri 12:32 PM1546 km960 miles835 nmNorthwest NW
NukualofaFri 11:32 AM1550 km963 miles837 nmWest W
FakaofoFri 11:32 AM1862 km1157 miles1005 nmNorthwest NW
Suva *Fri 11:32 AM2273 km1413 miles1228 nmWest W
FunafutiFri 10:32 AM2684 km1667 miles1449 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiFri 12:32 PM2711 km1685 miles1464 nmNorth N
Chatham Islands *Fri 12:17 PM2818 km1751 miles1522 nmSouth-southwest SSW

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools