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 19:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 31' South
Longitude: 106° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.42 meters/second, 1592.7 km/hour, 989.7 miles/hour or 860.0 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.50 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.50 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.0"989.47 miwest0° 00' 41.5"0.79 minorth989.50 mi
24 hours0° 02' 14.8"2.47 mieast0° 16' 46.2"19.22 minorth19.38 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 19:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 13° 06' South
Longitude: 109° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.05 meters/second, 1562.6 km/hour, 971.0 miles/hour or 843.7 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"16.18 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 minorth16.18 mi
1 hour14° 24' 31.8"970.86 miwest0° 09' 32.4"10.93 minorth971.23 mi
24 hours13° 55' 04.5"937.79 mieast4° 10' 17.4"286.74 minorth987.41 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Easter Island *Thu 2:20 PM1088 km676 miles587 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AdamstownThu 11:20 AM2540 km1578 miles1371 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsThu 1:20 PM2643 km1642 miles1427 nmNortheast NE
LimaThu 2:20 PM3272 km2033 miles1767 nmEast E
QuitoThu 2:20 PM3655 km2271 miles1974 nmEast-northeast ENE
San JoseThu 1:20 PM3942 km2449 miles2129 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorThu 1:20 PM3965 km2464 miles2141 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaThu 1:20 PM3984 km2476 miles2151 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaThu 1:20 PM3992 km2480 miles2155 nmNortheast NE
Santiago *Thu 4:20 PM4024 km2500 miles2173 nmEast-southeast ESE
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools