Home > Sun & Moon > Day and Night World Map

Day and Night World Map

App Store Logo

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 Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 03:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 00' South
Longitude: 123° 01' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.04 meters/second, 1537.3 km/hour, 955.3 miles/hour or 830.1 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.92 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 misouth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.8"954.90 miwest0° 00' 12.1"0.23 misouth954.89 mi
24 hours0° 06' 55.9"7.36 mieast0° 04' 40.9"5.37 misouth9.11 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 03:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 5° 30' North
Longitude: 128° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.99 meters/second, 1609.2 km/hour, 999.9 miles/hour or 868.9 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.66 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.67 mi
1 hour14° 31' 13.8"999.86 miwest0° 10' 33.3"12.09 minorth999.78 mi
24 hours11° 28' 57.8"790.69 mieast4° 01' 28.5"276.59 minorth834.54 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Alice SpringsWed 1:10 PM1112 km691 miles600 nmEast E
EuclaWed 12:25 PM1123 km698 miles606 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PerthWed 11:40 AM1218 km757 miles658 nmSouthwest SW
DarwinWed 1:10 PM1430 km889 miles772 nmNortheast NE
DiliWed 12:40 PM1622 km1008 miles876 nmNorth N
DenpasarWed 11:40 AM1791 km1113 miles967 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MalangWed 10:40 AM1992 km1238 miles1075 nmNorthwest NW
Adelaide *Wed 2:10 PM2009 km1248 miles1085 nmSoutheast SE
MakassarWed 11:40 AM2014 km1251 miles1087 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SurabayaWed 10:40 AM2060 km1280 miles1112 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools