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 Friday, December 20, 2013 at 17:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 80° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.66 meters/second, 1532.4 km/hour, 952.2 miles/hour or 827.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.87 miwest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 misouth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.4"951.81 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth951.81 mi
24 hours0° 07' 25.9"7.87 mieast0° 00' 13.7"0.26 misouth7.87 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 20, 2013 at 17:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 01' North, Longitude: 136° 33' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.56 meters/second, 1571.6 km/hour, 976.6 miles/hour or 848.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.28 miwest0° 00' 07.0"0.13 misouth16.28 mi
1 hour14° 32' 54.8"976.46 miwest0° 07' 03.1"8.08 misouth976.74 mi
24 hours10° 42' 43.3"719.01 mieast3° 04' 34.1"211.47 misouth753.73 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaFri 12:20 PM1321 km821 miles713 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santiago *Fri 2:20 PM1488 km925 miles804 nmSoutheast SE
La PazFri 1:20 PM1533 km953 miles828 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreFri 1:20 PM1687 km1048 miles911 nmEast-northeast ENE
CórdobaFri 2:20 PM1867 km1160 miles1008 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoFri 12:20 PM2032 km1263 miles1097 nmNortheast NE
GuayaquilFri 12:20 PM2349 km1460 miles1269 nmNorth N
Asuncion *Fri 2:20 PM2359 km1466 miles1274 nmEast E
Buenos AiresFri 2:20 PM2505 km1556 miles1352 nmSoutheast SE
QuitoFri 12:20 PM2579 km1602 miles1392 nmNorth N
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools