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 30, 2014 at 5:30:00 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 30, 2014 at 17:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 32' South, Longitude: 79° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.36 meters/second, 1592.5 km/hour, 989.5 miles/hour or 859.9 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' 54.0"989.28 miWest0° 00' 41.4"0.79 miNorth989.31 mi
24 hours0° 02' 15.7"2.49 miEast0° 16' 44.8"19.20 miNorth19.36 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 17:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 23' South, Longitude: 83° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.49 meters/second, 1560.6 km/hour, 969.7 miles/hour or 842.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.3"16.16 miWest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 miNorth16.16 mi
1 hour14° 24' 25.7"969.52 miWest0° 09' 22.3"10.74 miNorth969.89 mi
24 hours13° 57' 42.6"939.56 miEast4° 07' 03.4"283.02 miNorth988.15 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaThu 12:30 PM648 km403 miles350 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Machu Picchu PuebloThu 12:30 PM862 km536 miles466 nmEast-northeast ENE
La PazThu 1:30 PM1181 km734 miles638 nmEast E
SucreThu 1:30 PM1479 km919 miles799 nmEast E
Rio BrancoThu 12:30 PM1484 km922 miles801 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuayaquilThu 12:30 PM1697 km1054 miles916 nmNorth N
QuitoThu 12:30 PM1917 km1191 miles1035 nmNorth N
Santiago *Thu 2:30 PM1957 km1216 miles1057 nmSouth-southeast SSE
CórdobaThu 2:30 PM2157 km1340 miles1165 nmSoutheast SE
Galapagos IslandsThu 11:30 AM2166 km1346 miles1169 nmNorth-northwest NNW

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools