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 27, 2014 at 00:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 29' North, Longitude: 178° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.50 meters/second, 1668.6 km/hour, 1036.8 miles/hour or 901.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.28 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.28 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.3"1036.81 miwest0° 00' 58.7"1.12 minorth1036.80 mi
24 hours0° 04' 31.0"5.20 miwest0° 23' 29.1"26.90 minorth27.39 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 00:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 25' South, Longitude: 129° 30' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.95 meters/second, 1576.6 km/hour, 979.7 miles/hour or 851.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.8"16.33 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 minorth16.33 mi
1 hour14° 26' 47.5"979.53 miwest0° 09' 35.5"10.99 minorth979.86 mi
24 hours13° 08' 33.7"891.14 mieast4° 07' 56.7"284.01 minorth940.72 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Baker IslandWed 12:10 PM575 km357 miles310 nmEast-southeast ESE
TarawaThu 12:10 PM665 km413 miles359 nmWest W
MajuroThu 12:10 PM996 km619 miles538 nmWest-northwest WNW
FunafutiThu 12:10 PM1217 km756 miles657 nmSouth S
YarenThu 12:10 PM1373 km853 miles741 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoThu 1:10 PM1708 km1061 miles922 nmSoutheast SE
Apia *Thu 2:10 PM2078 km1291 miles1122 nmSouth-southeast SSE
SuvaThu 12:10 PM2281 km1417 miles1232 nmSouth S
Wake IslandThu 12:10 PM2287 km1421 miles1235 nmNorthwest NW
PalikirThu 11:10 AM2350 km1460 miles1269 nmWest-northwest WNW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools