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 6:00:00 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 27, 2014 at 18:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 10' South, Longitude: 86° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.21 meters/second, 1653.2 km/hour, 1027.2 miles/hour or 892.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.12 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miNorth17.12 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.7"1027.17 miWest0° 00' 56.5"1.08 miNorth1027.19 mi
24 hours0° 02' 44.4"3.13 miWest0° 22' 41.2"25.98 miNorth26.17 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 18:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 07' South, Longitude: 109° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.87 meters/second, 1576.3 km/hour, 979.5 miles/hour or 851.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.7"16.32 miWest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 miNorth16.32 mi
1 hour14° 25' 42.3"979.34 miWest0° 10' 10.9"11.66 miNorth979.70 mi
24 hours13° 31' 49.8"918.41 miEast4° 21' 40.8"299.73 miNorth971.74 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsThu 12:00 Noon861 km535 miles465 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LojaThu 1:00 PM962 km598 miles519 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuayaquilThu 1:00 PM1012 km629 miles546 nmNortheast NE
LimaThu 1:00 PM1156 km719 miles624 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoThu 1:00 PM1275 km792 miles688 nmNortheast NE
CaliThu 1:00 PM1718 km1068 miles928 nmNortheast NE
BogotaThu 1:00 PM2002 km1244 miles1081 nmNortheast NE
San JoseThu 12:00 Noon2025 km1258 miles1093 nmNorth N
PanamaThu 1:00 PM2064 km1282 miles1114 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio BrancoThu 1:00 PM2100 km1305 miles1134 nmEast E

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools