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 Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 06:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 25' North, Longitude: 81° 02' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 451.32 meters/second, 1624.7 km/hour, 1009.6 miles/hour or 877.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.83 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.83 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.0"1009.41 miwest0° 00' 47.8"0.91 misouth1009.44 mi
24 hours0° 03' 15.8"3.66 miwest0° 19' 15.6"22.07 misouth22.37 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 06:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 37' North, Longitude: 15° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.61 meters/second, 1553.8 km/hour, 965.5 miles/hour or 839.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.3"16.09 miwest0° 00' 05.9"0.11 minorth16.09 mi
1 hour14° 29' 19.3"965.28 miwest0° 05' 52.9"6.74 minorth965.07 mi
24 hours12° 13' 18.8"814.30 mieast1° 55' 43.4"132.63 minorth821.10 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ChennaiSun 12:10 PM91 km56 miles49 nmWest-southwest WSW
TiruvallurSun 12:10 PM125 km78 miles68 nmWest-southwest WSW
Maraimalai NagarSun 12:10 PM130 km81 miles70 nmWest-southwest WSW
KanchipuramSun 12:10 PM158 km98 miles85 nmWest-southwest WSW
NelloreSun 12:10 PM161 km100 miles87 nmNorthwest NW
TirumalaSun 12:10 PM177 km110 miles96 nmWest W
PuducherrySun 12:10 PM210 km130 miles113 nmSouthwest SW
VelloreSun 12:10 PM214 km133 miles115 nmWest-southwest WSW
CuddaloreSun 12:10 PM232 km144 miles125 nmSouthwest SW
ViluppuramSun 12:10 PM234 km146 miles126 nmSouthwest SW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools