Home > Sun & Moon > Day and Night World Map

Day and Night World Map

App Store Logo

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 Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 10:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 37' South
Longitude: 25° 32' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.17 meters/second, 1591.8 km/hour, 989.1 miles/hour or 859.5 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.49 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.49 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.9"988.91 miwest0° 00' 41.2"0.79 minorth988.94 mi
24 hours0° 02' 19.3"2.55 mieast0° 16' 39.4"19.09 minorth19.26 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 10:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 14° 26' South
Longitude: 17° 33' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.36 meters/second, 1552.9 km/hour, 964.9 miles/hour or 838.5 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.9"16.08 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.17 minorth16.08 mi
1 hour14° 24' 03.6"964.81 miwest0° 08' 41.4"9.96 minorth965.17 mi
24 hours14° 07' 24.0"946.21 mieast3° 53' 41.3"267.75 minorth990.59 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MonguThu 12:30 PM365 km227 miles197 nmNorthwest NW
LusakaThu 12:30 PM380 km236 miles205 nmNortheast NE
BulawayoThu 12:30 PM426 km265 miles230 nmSoutheast SE
FrancistownThu 12:30 PM445 km276 miles240 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KabweThu 12:30 PM469 km292 miles253 nmNortheast NE
GweruThu 12:30 PM495 km308 miles267 nmEast-southeast ESE
HarareThu 12:30 PM585 km363 miles316 nmEast E
KitweThu 12:30 PM605 km376 miles327 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NdolaThu 12:30 PM611 km380 miles330 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rundu *Thu 12:30 PM613 km381 miles331 nmWest W
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools