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 Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 18:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 22' South, Longitude: 102° 21' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.92 meters/second, 1670.1 km/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.0"1037.83 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.83 mi
24 hours0° 04' 26.4"5.12 miwest0° 23' 42.4"27.15 minorth27.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 18:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 42' South, Longitude: 111° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.43 meters/second, 1574.7 km/hour, 978.5 miles/hour or 850.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.8"16.31 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 misouth16.31 mi
1 hour14° 29' 50.4"978.36 miwest0° 08' 02.9"9.22 misouth978.15 mi
24 hours12° 19' 31.6"831.82 mieast2° 54' 08.7"199.55 misouth850.46 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsWed 12:56 PM1421 km883 miles767 nmEast E
AcapulcoWed 12:56 PM1922 km1194 miles1038 nmNorth N
GuatemalaWed 12:56 PM2106 km1309 miles1137 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorWed 12:56 PM2127 km1322 miles1148 nmNortheast NE
Mexico CityWed 12:56 PM2217 km1377 miles1197 nmNorth N
ManaguaWed 12:56 PM2253 km1400 miles1217 nmNortheast NE
VeracruzWed 12:56 PM2265 km1407 miles1223 nmNorth-northeast NNE
TegucigalpaWed 12:56 PM2309 km1435 miles1247 nmNortheast NE
San JoseWed 12:56 PM2322 km1443 miles1254 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuadalajaraWed 12:56 PM2329 km1447 miles1257 nmNorth N
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools