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, February 20, 2014 at 4:56:00 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, February 20, 2014 at 16:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 46' South, Longitude: 70° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.75 meters/second, 1640.7 km/hour, 1019.5 miles/hour or 885.9 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"1019.38 miWest0° 00' 54.0"1.03 miNorth1019.40 mi
24 hours0° 01' 43.9"1.96 miWest0° 21' 41.5"24.85 miNorth24.93 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 16:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 18' South, Longitude: 170° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.40 meters/second, 1571.1 km/hour, 976.2 miles/hour or 848.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.8"16.27 miWest0° 00' 07.9"0.15 miSouth16.27 mi
1 hour14° 29' 54.3"975.99 miWest0° 07' 49.3"8.96 miSouth975.77 mi
24 hours347° 39' 35.0"830.74 miWest2° 48' 26.3"193.01 miSouth847.86 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CobijaThu 12:56 PM200 km124 miles108 nmEast E
Rio BrancoThu 11:56 AM314 km195 miles170 nmEast-northeast ENE
Machu Picchu PuebloThu 11:56 AM339 km210 miles183 nmSouthwest SW
RiberaltaThu 12:56 PM495 km307 miles267 nmEast E
ArequipaThu 11:56 AM631 km392 miles341 nmSouth S
La PazThu 12:56 PM687 km427 miles371 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LimaThu 11:56 AM719 km447 miles388 nmWest-southwest WSW
SucreThu 12:56 PM1078 km670 miles582 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GuayaquilThu 11:56 AM1399 km869 miles755 nmNorthwest NW
ManausThu 12:56 PM1440 km895 miles778 nmNortheast NE

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools