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 Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 06:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 43' South, Longitude: 83° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.92 meters/second, 1540.5 km/hour, 957.2 miles/hour or 831.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.96 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 minorth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.9"956.89 miwest0° 00' 15.8"0.30 minorth956.91 mi
24 hours0° 06' 46.2"7.21 mieast0° 06' 31.3"7.48 minorth10.39 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 06:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 09' South, Longitude: 122° 43' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.05 meters/second, 1587.8 km/hour, 986.6 miles/hour or 857.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.6"16.44 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.44 mi
1 hour14° 26' 42.6"986.57 miwest0° 11' 02.0"12.64 minorth986.90 mi
24 hours12° 59' 27.7"887.27 mieast4° 34' 12.5"314.07 minorth945.68 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Amsterdam IslandSat 11:30 AM1763 km1096 miles952 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Diego GarciaSat 12:30 PM2072 km1287 miles1119 nmNorthwest NW
Port LouisSat 10:30 AM2700 km1678 miles1458 nmWest W
Saint-DenisSat 10:30 AM2897 km1800 miles1564 nmWest W
JakartaSat 1:30 PM3108 km1931 miles1678 nmEast-northeast ENE
MaleSat 11:30 AM3165 km1967 miles1709 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port-aux-FrancaisSat 11:30 AM3175 km1973 miles1715 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSat 12:00 Noon3297 km2049 miles1780 nmNorth N
PerthSat 2:30 PM3353 km2083 miles1810 nmEast-southeast ESE
SingaporeSat 2:30 PM3458 km2149 miles1867 nmNortheast NE
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools