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 = Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 4:46:00 PM.

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 Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 16:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 21' South, Longitude: 68° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.73 meters/second, 1575.8 km/hour, 979.2 miles/hour or 850.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.32 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miNorth16.32 mi
1 hour14° 59' 50.5"978.86 miWest0° 00' 35.5"0.68 miNorth978.89 mi
24 hours0° 03' 39.6"3.98 miEast0° 14' 24.8"16.52 miNorth17.00 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 16:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 58' South, Longitude: 169° 16' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.62 meters/second, 1586.2 km/hour, 985.6 miles/hour or 856.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.43 miWest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 miSouth16.43 mi
1 hour14° 30' 40.9"985.46 miWest0° 08' 57.9"10.27 miSouth985.26 mi
24 hours12° 03' 57.1"819.41 miEast3° 20' 39.7"229.89 miSouth846.14 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Iquique *Thu 1:46 PM195 km121 miles105 nmWest-southwest WSW
Arica *Thu 1:46 PM212 km132 miles114 nmWest-northwest WNW
OruroThu 12:46 PM214 km133 miles116 nmNortheast NE
La PazThu 12:46 PM317 km197 miles171 nmNorth N
CochabambaThu 12:46 PM331 km206 miles179 nmNortheast NE
SucreThu 12:46 PM345 km215 miles186 nmEast E
ArequipaThu 11:46 AM456 km283 miles246 nmNorthwest NW
Antofagasta *Thu 1:46 PM514 km319 miles278 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Santa CruzThu 12:46 PM590 km367 miles319 nmEast-northeast ENE
SaltaThu 1:46 PM683 km425 miles369 nmSouth-southeast SSE

Astronomy Calculators

More Information

Related Time Zone Tools