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 Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 11:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 06' South, Longitude: 15° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.93 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"1037.85 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.85 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.6"5.14 miwest0° 23' 42.0"27.14 minorth27.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 11:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 44' South, Longitude: 122° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.22 meters/second, 1559.6 km/hour, 969.1 miles/hour or 842.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.8"16.15 miwest0° 00' 07.0"0.13 misouth16.15 mi
1 hour14° 28' 55.1"968.91 miwest0° 06' 55.8"7.94 misouth968.69 mi
24 hours12° 41' 31.7"849.20 mieast2° 23' 19.4"164.26 misouth860.12 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
OuéssoThu 12:06 PM217 km135 miles117 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FrancevilleThu 12:06 PM239 km149 miles129 nmSouthwest SW
MbandakaThu 12:06 PM352 km219 miles190 nmEast E
ImpfondoThu 12:06 PM380 km236 miles205 nmEast-northeast ENE
BrazzavilleThu 12:06 PM462 km287 miles249 nmSouth S
KinshasaThu 12:06 PM468 km291 miles253 nmSouth S
EbebiyínThu 12:06 PM487 km303 miles263 nmWest-northwest WNW
BerbératiThu 12:06 PM488 km303 miles263 nmNorth N
DolisieThu 12:06 PM528 km328 miles285 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BertouaThu 12:06 PM540 km335 miles291 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools