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 26, 2013 at 16:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 20' South, Longitude: 73° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.96 meters/second, 1533.5 km/hour, 952.8 miles/hour or 828.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.88 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 minorth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.5"952.42 miwest0° 00' 05.9"0.11 minorth952.43 mi
24 hours0° 07' 23.1"7.82 mieast0° 02' 35.0"2.96 minorth8.37 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 16:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 38' South, Longitude: 152° 58' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.84 meters/second, 1597.8 km/hour, 992.9 miles/hour or 862.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"16.55 miwest0° 00' 09.8"0.19 misouth16.55 mi
1 hour14° 30' 55.1"992.69 miwest0° 09' 51.1"11.28 misouth992.53 mi
24 hours11° 59' 08.5"819.70 mieast3° 46' 02.8"258.94 misouth855.17 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SaltaThu 1:56 PM870 km541 miles470 nmEast-southeast ESE
TucumánThu 1:56 PM949 km590 miles512 nmEast-southeast ESE
La PazThu 12:56 PM962 km598 miles519 nmNortheast NE
SucreThu 12:56 PM1007 km626 miles544 nmEast-northeast ENE
Santiago *Thu 1:56 PM1160 km721 miles627 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MendozaThu 1:56 PM1167 km725 miles630 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LimaThu 11:56 AM1294 km804 miles699 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CórdobaThu 1:56 PM1307 km812 miles706 nmSoutheast SE
Rio BrancoThu 11:56 AM1610 km1000 miles869 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Asuncion *Thu 1:56 PM1655 km1028 miles893 nmEast E
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools