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, January 2, 2014 at 11:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 54' South, Longitude: 8° 14' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.37 meters/second, 1538.5 km/hour, 956.0 miles/hour or 830.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.93 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 minorth15.93 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.4"955.65 miwest0° 00' 13.7"0.26 minorth955.67 mi
24 hours0° 06' 57.1"7.39 mieast0° 05' 42.9"6.55 minorth9.88 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 11:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 58' South, Longitude: 22° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.02 meters/second, 1540.9 km/hour, 957.4 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' 23.6"15.96 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 minorth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 23' 35.9"957.32 miwest0° 07' 35.6"8.70 minorth957.66 mi
24 hours14° 14' 57.1"947.74 mieast3° 30' 14.2"240.91 minorth985.30 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Walvis Bay *Thu 1:30 PM644 km400 miles348 nmEast E
Swakopmund *Thu 1:30 PM647 km402 miles349 nmEast E
Windhoek *Thu 1:30 PM912 km567 miles492 nmEast E
Cape TownThu 1:30 PM1577 km980 miles851 nmSoutheast SE
LuandaThu 12:30 PM1645 km1022 miles888 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JamestownThu 11:30 AM1654 km1028 miles893 nmWest-northwest WNW
GaboroneThu 1:30 PM1811 km1126 miles978 nmEast E
JohannesburgThu 1:30 PM2039 km1267 miles1101 nmEast-southeast ESE
PretoriaThu 1:30 PM2048 km1273 miles1106 nmEast-southeast ESE
MaseruThu 1:30 PM2050 km1274 miles1107 nmEast-southeast ESE
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools