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 11:32:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 42' South, Longitude: 8° 14' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.99 meters/second, 1540.8 km/hour, 957.4 miles/hour or 832.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.96 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 minorth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.0"956.98 miwest0° 00' 16.0"0.31 minorth957.00 mi
24 hours0° 06' 44.9"7.18 mieast0° 06' 37.0"7.59 minorth10.45 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 11:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 13' South, Longitude: 50° 16' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.33 meters/second, 1592.4 km/hour, 989.5 miles/hour or 859.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"16.49 miwest0° 00' 11.1"0.21 minorth16.49 mi
1 hour14° 27' 04.5"989.36 miwest0° 11' 14.7"12.88 minorth989.68 mi
24 hours12° 51' 20.8"880.14 mieast4° 37' 14.1"317.51 minorth939.56 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 *Sat 1:32 PM644 km400 miles348 nmEast E
Swakopmund *Sat 1:32 PM646 km402 miles349 nmEast E
Windhoek *Sat 1:32 PM911 km566 miles492 nmEast E
Cape TownSat 1:32 PM1594 km990 miles860 nmSoutheast SE
LuandaSat 12:32 PM1624 km1009 miles877 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JamestownSat 11:32 AM1646 km1023 miles889 nmWest-northwest WNW
GaboroneSat 1:32 PM1814 km1127 miles980 nmEast E
JohannesburgSat 1:32 PM2044 km1270 miles1103 nmEast-southeast ESE
PretoriaSat 1:32 PM2052 km1275 miles1108 nmEast-southeast ESE
MaseruSat 1:32 PM2059 km1279 miles1112 nmEast-southeast ESE
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools