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 27, 2014 at 7:30:00 AM.

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 27, 2014 at 07:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 20' South, Longitude: 70° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.02 meters/second, 1652.5 km/hour, 1026.8 miles/hour or 892.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.11 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miNorth17.11 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.5"1026.74 miWest0° 00' 56.3"1.08 miNorth1026.76 mi
24 hours0° 02' 40.9"3.06 miWest0° 22' 38.0"25.92 miNorth26.10 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 07:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 49' South, Longitude: 41° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.93 meters/second, 1565.8 km/hour, 972.9 miles/hour or 845.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"16.21 miWest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 miNorth16.22 mi
1 hour14° 25' 18.2"972.76 miWest0° 09' 19.6"10.69 miNorth973.11 mi
24 hours13° 41' 59.6"924.08 miEast4° 05' 18.1"281.00 miNorth972.25 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaThu 1:30 PM221 km137 miles119 nmEast-northeast ENE
Addu CityThu 12:30 PM889 km552 miles480 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MaleThu 12:30 PM1418 km881 miles766 nmNorth-northeast NNE
VictoriaThu 11:30 AM1734 km1078 miles936 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port LouisThu 11:30 AM1931 km1200 miles1043 nmSouthwest SW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteThu 1:00 PM1971 km1224 miles1064 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ColomboThu 1:00 PM1971 km1225 miles1064 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ThiruvananthapuramThu 1:00 PM1987 km1235 miles1073 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Saint-DenisThu 11:30 AM2146 km1334 miles1159 nmSouthwest SW
MaduraiThu 1:00 PM2181 km1355 miles1177 nmNorth-northeast NNE

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools