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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 4:56:00 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 Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 16:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 11' North, Longitude: 72° 22' West

The ground speed is currently 463.83 meters/second, 1669.8 kilometres/hour, 1037.6 miles/hour or 901.6 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.29 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miNorth17.29 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.3"1037.56 miWest0° 00' 59.0"1.13 miNorth1037.55 mi
24 hours0° 04' 30.8"5.20 miWest0° 23' 37.5"27.06 miNorth27.55 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 16:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 54' South, Longitude: 167° 02' West

The ground speed is currently 422.21 meters/second, 1520.0 kilometres/hour, 944.5 miles/hour or 820.7 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.5"15.74 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miNorth15.74 mi
1 hour14° 25' 38.2"944.19 miWest0° 01' 12.3"1.38 miNorth944.25 mi
24 hours13° 46' 44.3"901.78 miEast1° 02' 25.2"71.55 miNorth907.35 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

Scroll right to see more
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
San José del GuaviareSun 11:56 AM156 km97 miles84 nmNorth N
MitúSun 11:56 AM237 km147 miles128 nmEast E
VillavicencioSun 11:56 AM357 km222 miles193 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FlorenciaSun 11:56 AM364 km226 miles196 nmWest W
BogotaSun 11:56 AM423 km263 miles228 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CaliSun 11:56 AM524 km325 miles283 nmWest-northwest WNW
PereiraSun 11:56 AM546 km339 miles295 nmNorthwest NW
ManizalesSun 11:56 AM552 km343 miles298 nmNorthwest NW
IquitosSun 11:56 AM554 km344 miles299 nmSouth S
IbarraSun 11:56 AM647 km402 miles350 nmWest W

Astronomy Calculators

More Information

Related Time Zone Tools