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 25, 2014 at 17:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 51' South, Longitude: 81° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.04 meters/second, 1580.6 km/hour, 982.1 miles/hour or 853.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.37 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth16.37 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.6"981.81 miwest0° 00' 37.3"0.71 minorth981.84 mi
24 hours0° 03' 15.8"3.56 mieast0° 15' 07.4"17.34 minorth17.70 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 17:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 05' South, Longitude: 157° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.16 meters/second, 1537.8 km/hour, 955.5 miles/hour or 830.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.8"15.93 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 misouth15.93 mi
1 hour14° 26' 46.3"955.24 miwest0° 05' 32.5"6.35 misouth955.03 mi
24 hours13° 39' 47.5"903.49 mieast1° 43' 58.4"119.18 misouth907.02 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaSat 12:40 PM915 km569 miles494 nmNortheast NE
La PazSat 1:40 PM1484 km922 miles801 nmEast E
SucreSat 1:40 PM1753 km1089 miles946 nmEast E
Rio BrancoSat 12:40 PM1807 km1123 miles976 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuayaquilSat 12:40 PM1853 km1151 miles1000 nmNorth N
Santiago *Sat 2:40 PM1965 km1221 miles1061 nmSouth-southeast SSE
QuitoSat 12:40 PM2093 km1300 miles1130 nmNorth N
Galapagos IslandsSat 11:40 AM2156 km1340 miles1164 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CórdobaSat 2:40 PM2261 km1405 miles1221 nmSoutheast SE
Asuncion *Sat 2:40 PM2600 km1616 miles1404 nmEast-southeast ESE
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools