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 13:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 18' South, Longitude: 21° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.93 meters/second, 1594.6 km/hour, 990.8 miles/hour or 861.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.51 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.51 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.5"990.56 miwest0° 00' 42.0"0.81 minorth990.59 mi
24 hours0° 02' 05.5"2.30 mieast0° 17' 00.2"19.49 minorth19.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 31, 2014 at 13:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 58' South, Longitude: 13° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.44 meters/second, 1582.0 km/hour, 983.0 miles/hour or 854.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.5"16.38 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 minorth16.38 mi
1 hour14° 25' 36.8"982.87 miwest0° 10' 55.0"12.50 minorth983.22 mi
24 hours13° 28' 30.5"918.04 mieast4° 35' 04.2"315.05 minorth975.75 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownFri 1:40 PM1705 km1059 miles921 nmEast E
RecifeFri 10:40 AM1761 km1094 miles951 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorFri 10:40 AM1872 km1163 miles1011 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Fri 11:40 AM2336 km1451 miles1261 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaFri 10:40 AM2381 km1479 miles1286 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Fri 11:40 AM2695 km1674 miles1455 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Fri 11:40 AM2804 km1742 miles1514 nmWest W
MonroviaFri 1:40 PM2871 km1784 miles1550 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownFri 1:40 PM2998 km1863 miles1619 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryFri 1:40 PM3091 km1921 miles1669 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools