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, April 17, 2014 at 16:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 36' North, Longitude: 61° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.03 meters/second, 1641.7 km/hour, 1020.1 miles/hour or 886.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.00 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.00 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.6"1020.08 miwest0° 00' 52.6"1.00 minorth1020.06 mi
24 hours0° 03' 23.0"3.83 miwest0° 20' 57.0"24.00 minorth24.31 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 16:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 59' South, Longitude: 147° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.47 meters/second, 1538.9 km/hour, 956.2 miles/hour or 830.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"15.94 miwest0° 00' 05.1"0.10 misouth15.94 mi
1 hour14° 26' 58.6"956.03 miwest0° 05' 01.8"5.77 misouth955.83 mi
24 hours13° 25' 14.2"887.97 mieast1° 31' 33.8"104.96 misouth890.46 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port of SpainThu 12:06 PM42 km26 miles23 nmEast E
ChaguanasThu 12:06 PM54 km33 miles29 nmEast E
San FernandoThu 12:06 PM59 km37 miles32 nmSoutheast SE
ScarboroughThu 12:06 PM142 km88 miles76 nmEast-northeast ENE
Saint George'sThu 12:06 PM161 km100 miles87 nmNorth N
MaturínThu 11:36 AM170 km106 miles92 nmSouthwest SW
KingstownThu 12:06 PM291 km181 miles157 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Ciudad BolívarThu 11:36 AM329 km204 miles178 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Vieux FortThu 12:06 PM360 km224 miles194 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BridgetownThu 12:06 PM371 km230 miles200 nmNortheast NE
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools