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 Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 23:22:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 29' South, Longitude: 172° 46' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.68 meters/second, 1543.3 km/hour, 958.9 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"958.53 miwest0° 00' 18.0"0.34 misouth958.51 mi
24 hours0° 06' 23.0"6.80 mieast0° 07' 00.4"8.04 misouth10.53 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 23:22:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 05' South, Longitude: 129° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.28 meters/second, 1541.8 km/hour, 958.0 miles/hour or 832.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.97 miwest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 minorth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 24' 38.9"957.85 miwest0° 07' 17.8"8.36 minorth958.18 mi
24 hours13° 48' 01.6"917.29 mieast3° 21' 15.9"230.62 minorth952.80 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NukualofaFri 12:22 PM292 km181 miles157 nmWest-northwest WNW
PangaiFri 12:22 PM338 km210 miles182 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NeiafuFri 12:22 PM442 km275 miles239 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AlofiThu 12:22 PM482 km299 miles260 nmNortheast NE
Pago PagoThu 12:22 PM935 km581 miles505 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Apia *Fri 1:22 PM963 km598 miles520 nmNorth N
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Fri 1:22 PM969 km602 miles523 nmNorth N
Suva *Fri 12:22 PM1037 km644 miles560 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaThu 1:22 PM1350 km839 miles729 nmEast E
FakaofoFri 12:22 PM1460 km907 miles788 nmNorth N
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools