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

UTC time = Friday, January 3, 2014 at 11:42:00 AM.

Jump to: -4 weeks | -1 day | -12 hours | -6 hours | -1 hour | -10 minutes | Now | +10 minutes | +1 hour | +6 hours | +12 hours | +1 day | +4 weeks

March equinox | June solstice | September equinox | December solstice

Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

See where the moon is over the horizon

Find the Sun at Another Time in a Location

 / 
 / 
 : 
 : 

Start typing name of city

Advertising

Position of the Sun

On Friday, January 3, 2014 at 11:42:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 48' South, Longitude: 5° 37' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.67 meters/second, 1539.6 km/hour, 956.7 miles/hour or 831.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.94 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miNorth15.94 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.6"956.26 miWest0° 00' 14.9"0.28 miNorth956.28 mi
24 hours0° 06' 51.2"7.29 miEast0° 06' 10.1"7.08 miNorth10.16 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 3, 2014 at 11:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 26' South, Longitude: 34° 19' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.57 meters/second, 1568.0 km/hour, 974.3 miles/hour or 846.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"16.24 miWest0° 00' 09.8"0.19 miNorth16.24 mi
1 hour14° 25' 17.5"974.20 miWest0° 09' 53.3"11.33 miNorth974.57 mi
24 hours13° 32' 09.4"914.39 miEast4° 14' 49.1"291.89 miNorth966.13 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 *Fri 1:42 PM911 km566 miles492 nmEast E
Windhoek *Fri 1:42 PM1177 km731 miles636 nmEast E
JamestownFri 11:42 AM1413 km878 miles763 nmWest-northwest WNW
LuandaFri 12:42 PM1746 km1085 miles943 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Cape TownFri 1:42 PM1756 km1091 miles948 nmSoutheast SE
GaboroneFri 1:42 PM2077 km1290 miles1121 nmEast E
KinshasaFri 12:42 PM2295 km1426 miles1239 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BrazzavilleFri 12:42 PM2299 km1429 miles1242 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MaseruFri 1:42 PM2300 km1429 miles1242 nmEast-southeast ESE
JohannesburgFri 1:42 PM2301 km1430 miles1242 nmEast-southeast ESE

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools