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 Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 02:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 16' South, Longitude: 141° 38' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.34 meters/second, 1545.6 km/hour, 960.4 miles/hour or 834.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.01 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 minorth16.01 mi
1 hour14° 59' 44.1"960.02 miwest0° 00' 20.0"0.38 minorth960.04 mi
24 hours0° 06' 17.9"6.72 mieast0° 08' 13.3"9.43 minorth11.58 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 02:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 11' North, Longitude: 132° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.31 meters/second, 1599.5 km/hour, 993.9 miles/hour or 863.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"16.56 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 minorth16.56 mi
1 hour14° 30' 51.2"993.77 miwest0° 09' 59.2"11.44 minorth993.63 mi
24 hours11° 37' 14.2"795.66 mieast3° 43' 34.0"256.09 minorth831.79 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsWed 12:40 PM733 km456 miles396 nmNortheast NE
Alice SpringsWed 12:10 PM812 km505 miles439 nmWest-southwest WSW
Tennant CreekWed 12:10 PM827 km514 miles446 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrisbaneWed 12:40 PM1287 km799 miles695 nmEast-southeast ESE
Adelaide *Wed 1:10 PM1435 km892 miles775 nmSouth S
Port MoresbyWed 12:40 PM1536 km955 miles830 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DarwinWed 12:10 PM1577 km980 miles852 nmNorthwest NW
Sydney *Wed 1:40 PM1591 km989 miles859 nmSoutheast SE
Canberra *Wed 1:40 PM1617 km1005 miles873 nmSouth-southeast SSE
EuclaWed 11:25 AM1638 km1018 miles884 nmSouthwest SW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools