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 24, 2014 at 11:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 55' North, Longitude: 6° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 452.22 meters/second, 1628.0 km/hour, 1011.6 miles/hour or 879.0 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"1011.50 miwest0° 00' 49.3"0.94 minorth1011.48 mi
24 hours0° 02' 36.4"2.93 miwest0° 19' 37.4"22.48 minorth22.67 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 11:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 26' South, Longitude: 52° 07' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.87 meters/second, 1601.5 km/hour, 995.1 miles/hour or 864.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.6"16.59 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 minorth16.59 mi
1 hour14° 28' 34.6"995.12 miwest0° 10' 52.3"12.45 minorth995.37 mi
24 hours12° 27' 24.9"856.31 mieast4° 28' 10.2"307.13 minorth912.44 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MaradiThu 12:30 PM74 km46 miles40 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SokotoThu 12:30 PM165 km103 miles89 nmWest W
KanoThu 12:30 PM217 km135 miles117 nmEast-southeast ESE
ZariaThu 12:30 PM230 km143 miles124 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ZinderThu 12:30 PM261 km162 miles141 nmEast-northeast ENE
KadunaThu 12:30 PM276 km171 miles149 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AbujaThu 12:30 PM417 km259 miles225 nmSouth S
KandiThu 12:30 PM461 km286 miles249 nmWest-southwest WSW
AgadezThu 12:30 PM467 km290 miles252 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NiameyThu 12:30 PM508 km316 miles274 nmWest W
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools