Home > Sun & Moon > Day and Night World Map

Day and Night World Map

App Store Logo

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 07:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 7° 57' South
Longitude: 67° 52' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.46 meters/second, 1654.0 km/hour, 1027.8 miles/hour or 893.1 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' 06.8"1027.79 miwest0° 00' 56.7"1.08 minorth1027.81 mi
24 hours0° 02' 48.9"3.21 miwest0° 22' 45.1"26.06 minorth26.26 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 28, 2014 at 07:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 8° 41' South
Longitude: 52° 52' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.38 meters/second, 1589.0 km/hour, 987.3 miles/hour or 858.0 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.1"16.46 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.46 mi
1 hour14° 26' 15.7"987.29 miwest0° 11' 03.7"12.67 minorth987.61 mi
24 hours13° 18' 29.2"910.05 mieast4° 37' 07.6"317.41 minorth968.16 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaFri 1:40 PM507 km315 miles274 nmEast E
Addu CityFri 12:40 PM994 km618 miles537 nmNortheast NE
VictoriaFri 11:40 AM1422 km883 miles768 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaleFri 12:40 PM1481 km920 miles800 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port LouisFri 11:40 AM1753 km1089 miles947 nmSouthwest SW
Saint-DenisFri 11:40 AM1956 km1215 miles1056 nmSouthwest SW
ThiruvananthapuramFri 1:10 PM2080 km1293 miles1123 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ColomboFri 1:10 PM2117 km1315 miles1143 nmNortheast NE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteFri 1:10 PM2118 km1316 miles1143 nmNortheast NE
MaduraiFri 1:10 PM2280 km1417 miles1231 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools