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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 4:56:00 PM.

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 Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 16:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 43' North, Longitude: 74° 55' West

The ground speed is currently 439.43 meters/second, 1582.0 kilometres/hour, 983.0 miles/hour or 854.2 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.38 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miNorth16.38 mi
1 hour14° 59' 59.9"982.69 miWest0° 00' 35.8"0.68 miNorth982.66 mi
24 hours0° 00' 07.4"0.13 miEast0° 14' 11.0"16.26 miNorth16.26 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 16:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 19' South, Longitude: 104° 22' East

The ground speed is currently 428.81 meters/second, 1543.7 kilometres/hour, 959.2 miles/hour or 833.5 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.6"15.99 miWest0° 00' 05.9"0.11 miSouth15.99 mi
1 hour14° 26' 42.9"958.97 miWest0° 05' 53.5"6.75 miSouth958.75 mi
24 hours13° 35' 47.2"902.64 miEast1° 52' 58.3"129.48 miSouth907.42 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

Scroll right to see more
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Santiago de Cuba *Wed 12:56 PM173 km108 miles93 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KingstonWed 11:56 AM214 km133 miles116 nmWest-southwest WSW
Gonaïves *Wed 12:56 PM247 km154 miles134 nmEast-northeast ENE
May PenWed 11:56 AM260 km162 miles141 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port-au-Prince *Wed 12:56 PM272 km169 miles147 nmEast E
Holguín *Wed 12:56 PM278 km173 miles150 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Labadee *Wed 12:56 PM304 km189 miles164 nmEast-northeast ENE
Cap-Haïtien *Wed 12:56 PM307 km191 miles166 nmEast-northeast ENE
Montego BayWed 11:56 AM319 km198 miles172 nmWest W
San Juan de la MaguanaWed 12:56 PM388 km241 miles210 nmEast E

Astronomy Calculators

More Information

Related Time Zone Tools