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

UTC time = Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 6:30:00 AM.

Jump to: -4 weeks | -1 day | -12 hours | -6 hours | -1 hour | -10 minutes | Now | +10 minutes | +1 hour | +6 hours | +12 hours | +1 day | +4 weeks

March equinox | June solstice | September equinox | December solstice

Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

See where the moon is over the horizon

Find the Sun at Another Time in a Location

 / 
 / 
 : 
 : 

Start typing name of city

Advertising

Position of the Sun

On Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 06:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 51' North, Longitude: 82° 03' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 452.34 meters/second, 1628.4 km/hour, 1011.9 miles/hour or 879.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.86 miWest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 miNorth16.86 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.7"1011.71 miWest0° 00' 49.4"0.94 miNorth1011.68 mi
24 hours0° 02' 37.9"2.96 miWest0° 19' 40.0"22.53 miNorth22.73 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 06:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 20' South, Longitude: 20° 32' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.96 meters/second, 1598.2 km/hour, 993.1 miles/hour or 863.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.4"16.55 miWest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 miNorth16.55 mi
1 hour14° 28' 25.8"993.00 miWest0° 10' 40.8"12.23 miNorth993.27 mi
24 hours12° 30' 16.0"857.90 miEast4° 25' 10.2"303.68 miNorth913.25 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ChennaiThu 12:00 Noon194 km121 miles105 nmWest W
Maraimalai NagarThu 12:00 Noon220 km137 miles119 nmWest W
TiruvallurThu 12:00 Noon234 km146 miles127 nmWest W
KakinadaThu 12:00 Noon455 km283 miles246 nmNorth N
TrincomaleeThu 12:00 Noon482 km299 miles260 nmSouth S
BengaluruThu 12:00 Noon487 km303 miles263 nmWest W
AnantapurThu 12:00 Noon523 km325 miles282 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaduraiThu 12:00 Noon538 km334 miles290 nmSouthwest SW
KurnoolThu 12:00 Noon544 km338 miles294 nmNorthwest NW
VisakhapatnamThu 12:00 Noon549 km341 miles297 nmNorth-northeast NNE

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools