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 06:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 59' North, Longitude: 81° 01' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.31 meters/second, 1667.9 km/hour, 1036.4 miles/hour or 900.6 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"1036.45 miwest0° 00' 58.5"1.12 minorth1036.44 mi
24 hours0° 04' 30.3"5.19 miwest0° 23' 24.8"26.82 minorth27.31 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, March 28, 2014 at 06:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 05' South, Longitude: 48° 23' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.71 meters/second, 1601.0 km/hour, 994.8 miles/hour or 864.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.7"16.58 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.21 minorth16.58 mi
1 hour14° 27' 41.3"994.77 miwest0° 11' 16.3"12.91 minorth995.02 mi
24 hours12° 48' 50.4"881.45 mieast4° 37' 25.6"317.73 minorth939.62 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteFri 12:10 PM449 km279 miles242 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ColomboFri 12:10 PM453 km282 miles245 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KalmunaiFri 12:10 PM499 km310 miles270 nmNorth N
TrincomaleeFri 12:10 PM619 km385 miles334 nmNorth N
ThiruvananthapuramFri 12:10 PM758 km471 miles409 nmNorthwest NW
MaduraiFri 12:10 PM831 km516 miles449 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaleFri 11:40 AM844 km524 miles455 nmWest W
Addu CityFri 11:40 AM965 km600 miles521 nmWest-southwest WSW
KulhudhuffushiFri 11:40 AM968 km602 miles523 nmWest-northwest WNW
ChennaiFri 12:10 PM1120 km696 miles605 nmNorth N
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools