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 28, 2014 at 00:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 52' North, Longitude: 178° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.35 meters/second, 1668.1 km/hour, 1036.5 miles/hour or 900.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.27 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.27 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.3"1036.47 miwest0° 00' 58.5"1.12 minorth1036.47 mi
24 hours0° 04' 30.5"5.19 miwest0° 23' 25.8"26.83 minorth27.33 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, March 28, 2014 at 00:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 17' South, Longitude: 142° 39' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.53 meters/second, 1596.7 km/hour, 992.2 miles/hour or 862.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.5"16.53 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.54 mi
1 hour14° 27' 30.7"992.04 miwest0° 11' 00.7"12.61 minorth992.33 mi
24 hours12° 52' 33.2"883.46 mieast4° 33' 35.4"313.32 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 IslandThu 12:10 PM602 km374 miles325 nmEast-southeast ESE
TarawaFri 12:10 PM666 km414 miles360 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroFri 12:10 PM967 km601 miles522 nmWest-northwest WNW
FunafutiFri 12:10 PM1260 km783 miles681 nmSouth S
YarenFri 12:10 PM1376 km855 miles743 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoFri 1:10 PM1747 km1086 miles943 nmSoutheast SE
Apia *Fri 2:10 PM2120 km1317 miles1145 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Wake IslandFri 12:10 PM2247 km1396 miles1213 nmNorthwest NW
SuvaFri 12:10 PM2324 km1444 miles1255 nmSouth S
PalikirFri 11:10 AM2332 km1449 miles1259 nmWest-northwest WNW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools