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, February 28, 2014 at 00:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 04' South, Longitude: 179° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.32 meters/second, 1653.6 km/hour, 1027.5 miles/hour or 892.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.13 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.13 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.7"1027.49 miwest0° 00' 56.7"1.08 minorth1027.51 mi
24 hours0° 02' 46.3"3.17 miwest0° 22' 43.0"26.02 minorth26.21 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 28, 2014 at 00:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 03' South, Longitude: 161° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.52 meters/second, 1582.3 km/hour, 983.2 miles/hour or 854.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.9"16.39 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.39 mi
1 hour14° 25' 57.3"983.11 miwest0° 10' 36.8"12.16 minorth983.45 mi
24 hours13° 25' 46.0"914.79 mieast4° 29' 30.1"308.70 minorth970.57 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FunafutiFri 12:10 PM137 km85 miles74 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoFri 1:10 PM934 km581 miles504 nmEast E
Baker IslandThu 12:10 PM979 km608 miles528 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Apia *Fri 2:10 PM1069 km664 miles577 nmSoutheast SE
SuvaFri 12:10 PM1133 km704 miles612 nmSouth S
TarawaFri 12:10 PM1331 km827 miles719 nmNorthwest NW
NukualofaFri 1:10 PM1521 km945 miles822 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AlofiThu 1:10 PM1605 km997 miles866 nmSoutheast SE
Port VilaFri 11:10 AM1688 km1049 miles912 nmSouthwest SW
YarenFri 12:10 PM1710 km1063 miles923 nmWest-northwest WNW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools