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 = Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 5:30:00 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 Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 17:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 16' North, Longitude: 81° 29' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 451.59 meters/second, 1625.7 km/hour, 1010.2 miles/hour or 877.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.84 miWest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 miSouth16.84 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.1"1010.02 miWest0° 00' 48.0"0.92 miSouth1010.05 mi
24 hours0° 03' 19.1"3.73 miWest0° 19' 21.3"22.17 miSouth22.49 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 17:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 35' North, Longitude: 172° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.55 meters/second, 1546.4 km/hour, 960.9 miles/hour or 835.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.3"16.01 miWest0° 00' 04.9"0.09 miNorth16.01 mi
1 hour14° 29' 26.1"960.65 miWest0° 04' 53.3"5.60 miNorth960.46 mi
24 hours12° 10' 13.3"806.88 miEast1° 31' 25.5"104.79 miNorth810.40 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
San AndrésSun 12:30 PM80 km49 miles43 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Puerto CabezasSun 11:30 AM221 km138 miles120 nmWest-northwest WNW
San JoseSun 11:30 AM465 km289 miles251 nmSouthwest SW
AlajuelaSun 11:30 AM467 km290 miles252 nmSouthwest SW
MatagalpaSun 11:30 AM482 km300 miles260 nmWest W
PanamaSun 12:30 PM520 km323 miles281 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MasayaSun 11:30 AM521 km324 miles281 nmWest-southwest WSW
ManaguaSun 11:30 AM533 km331 miles288 nmWest-southwest WSW
DavidSun 12:30 PM546 km339 miles295 nmSouth S
Santiago de VeraguasSun 12:30 PM575 km357 miles311 nmSouth S

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools