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, March 21, 2014 at 23:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 30' North, Longitude: 165° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.91 meters/second, 1670.1 km/hour, 1037.7 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"1037.81 miwest0° 00' 59.1"1.13 minorth1037.81 mi
24 hours0° 04' 29.5"5.18 miwest0° 23' 40.4"27.11 minorth27.60 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, March 21, 2014 at 23:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 59' South, Longitude: 76° 39' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.15 meters/second, 1530.5 km/hour, 951.0 miles/hour or 826.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"15.85 miwest0° 00' 03.7"0.07 misouth15.85 mi
1 hour14° 26' 58.8"950.81 miwest0° 03' 37.7"4.16 misouth950.66 mi
24 hours13° 24' 09.1"881.94 mieast0° 56' 43.7"65.03 misouth881.94 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RawakiSat 12:06 PM787 km489 miles425 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiSat 1:06 PM868 km540 miles469 nmEast E
Baker IslandFri 11:06 AM1276 km793 miles689 nmWest W
FakaofoSat 12:06 PM1290 km802 miles697 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Apia *Sat 1:06 PM1751 km1088 miles946 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiSat 11:06 AM2013 km1251 miles1087 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiFri 12:06 PM2228 km1384 miles1203 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HonoluluFri 1:06 PM2431 km1510 miles1312 nmNorth-northeast NNE
TarawaSat 11:06 AM2449 km1522 miles1322 nmWest W
RarotongaFri 1:06 PM2470 km1535 miles1334 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools