Home > Sun & Moon > Day and Night World Map

Day and Night World Map

App Store Logo

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 01:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 2° 54' North
Longitude: 156° 01' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.34 meters/second, 1668.0 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"17.28 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.28 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.3"1036.52 miwest0° 00' 58.5"1.12 minorth1036.52 mi
24 hours0° 04' 30.5"5.19 miwest0° 23' 25.6"26.83 minorth27.33 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, March 28, 2014 at 01:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 7° 00' South
Longitude: 120° 42' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.82 meters/second, 1597.8 km/hour, 992.8 miles/hour or 862.7 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.5"16.55 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.55 mi
1 hour14° 27' 33.3"992.77 miwest0° 11' 04.6"12.69 minorth993.04 mi
24 hours12° 51' 39.6"883.04 mieast4° 34' 36.4"314.50 minorth940.56 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PalikirFri 12:40 PM504 km313 miles272 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KoloniaFri 12:40 PM511 km317 miles276 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ArawaFri 11:40 AM1011 km628 miles546 nmSouth S
YarenFri 1:40 PM1270 km789 miles686 nmEast-southeast ESE
HoniaraFri 12:40 PM1431 km889 miles773 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port MoresbyFri 11:40 AM1681 km1045 miles908 nmSouthwest SW
HagåtñaFri 11:40 AM1705 km1059 miles921 nmNorthwest NW
MajuroFri 1:40 PM1747 km1085 miles943 nmEast-northeast ENE
JayapuraFri 10:40 AM1808 km1123 miles976 nmWest-southwest WSW
TarawaFri 1:40 PM1895 km1178 miles1023 nmEast E
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools