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 Friday, January 31, 2014 at 11:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 20' South, Longitude: 10° 52' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.87 meters/second, 1594.3 km/hour, 990.7 miles/hour or 860.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.51 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.51 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.5"990.42 miwest0° 00' 42.0"0.80 minorth990.45 mi
24 hours0° 02' 06.5"2.32 mieast0° 16' 58.6"19.46 minorth19.60 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 31, 2014 at 11:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 22' South, Longitude: 17° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.84 meters/second, 1579.8 km/hour, 981.6 miles/hour or 853.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"16.36 miwest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 minorth16.36 mi
1 hour14° 25' 28.9"981.52 miwest0° 10' 46.8"12.35 minorth981.88 mi
24 hours13° 31' 38.5"920.47 mieast4° 32' 49.6"312.48 minorth977.45 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LubangoFri 12:30 PM388 km241 miles209 nmNortheast NE
HuamboFri 12:30 PM727 km452 miles392 nmNortheast NE
Walvis Bay *Fri 1:30 PM730 km454 miles394 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MenongueFri 12:30 PM789 km490 miles426 nmEast-northeast ENE
Windhoek *Fri 1:30 PM873 km543 miles472 nmSoutheast SE
Rundu *Fri 1:30 PM947 km589 miles511 nmEast E
LuandaFri 12:30 PM974 km605 miles526 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KinshasaFri 12:30 PM1518 km943 miles820 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BrazzavilleFri 12:30 PM1523 km947 miles823 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GaboroneFri 1:30 PM1761 km1094 miles951 nmEast-southeast ESE
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools