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 Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 10:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 52' South, Longitude: 21° 39' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.61 meters/second, 1640.2 km/hour, 1019.2 miles/hour or 885.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.99 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth16.99 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.0"1019.13 miwest0° 00' 53.9"1.03 minorth1019.16 mi
24 hours0° 01' 41.5"1.92 miwest0° 21' 39.0"24.80 minorth24.88 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 10:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 29' South, Longitude: 100° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.03 meters/second, 1576.9 km/hour, 979.8 miles/hour or 851.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.33 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 misouth16.33 mi
1 hour14° 30' 17.4"979.70 miwest0° 08' 11.4"9.38 misouth979.49 mi
24 hours12° 10' 43.0"822.61 mieast2° 58' 50.3"204.93 misouth842.80 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LuenaThu 11:46 AM215 km134 miles116 nmWest-southwest WSW
LucapaThu 11:46 AM288 km179 miles156 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MonguThu 12:46 PM514 km319 miles277 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Mbuji-MayiThu 12:46 PM566 km352 miles306 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MalanjeThu 11:46 AM600 km373 miles324 nmWest-northwest WNW
MenongueThu 11:46 AM601 km373 miles324 nmSouthwest SW
LubumbashiThu 12:46 PM643 km399 miles347 nmEast E
HuamboThu 11:46 AM679 km422 miles366 nmWest-southwest WSW
KitweThu 12:46 PM747 km464 miles403 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rundu *Thu 12:46 PM806 km501 miles435 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools