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, March 20, 2014 at 11:46:00 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, March 20, 2014 at 23:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 07' North, Longitude: 174° 40' West

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' 11.2"1037.77 miWest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 miNorth1037.77 mi
24 hours0° 04' 28.4"5.16 miWest0° 23' 41.5"27.13 miNorth27.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 23:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 06' South, Longitude: 54° 19' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.04 meters/second, 1548.2 km/hour, 962.0 miles/hour or 835.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.1"16.03 miWest0° 00' 05.9"0.11 miSouth16.03 mi
1 hour14° 28' 12.1"961.73 miWest0° 05' 53.5"6.75 miSouth961.51 mi
24 hours12° 58' 00.8"861.86 miEast1° 55' 29.4"132.37 miSouth867.67 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Baker IslandThu 11:46 AM202 km126 miles109 nmWest W
Howland IslandThu 11:46 AM230 km143 miles124 nmWest-northwest WNW
RawakiFri 12:46 PM611 km379 miles330 nmSoutheast SE
FakaofoFri 12:46 PM1115 km693 miles602 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FunafutiFri 11:46 AM1171 km728 miles632 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaFri 11:46 AM1381 km858 miles746 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 1:46 PM1575 km979 miles850 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MajuroFri 11:46 AM1752 km1089 miles946 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiFri 1:46 PM1939 km1205 miles1047 nmEast E
YarenFri 11:46 AM2052 km1275 miles1108 nmWest W

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools