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 17:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 16' North, Longitude: 81° 46' 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"1010.09 miwest0° 00' 48.0"0.92 misouth1010.12 mi
24 hours0° 03' 19.1"3.73 miwest0° 19' 21.3"22.18 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° 36' North, Longitude: 173° 07' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.54 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"16.02 miwest0° 00' 04.9"0.09 minorth16.02 mi
1 hour14° 29' 26.1"960.71 miwest0° 04' 53.2"5.60 minorth960.52 mi
24 hours12° 10' 13.1"806.93 mieast1° 31' 23.0"104.75 minorth810.44 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 PM77 km48 miles42 nmSouth S
Puerto CabezasSun 11:30 AM194 km120 miles105 nmWest-northwest WNW
San JoseSun 11:30 AM447 km278 miles242 nmSouthwest SW
AlajuelaSun 11:30 AM448 km279 miles242 nmSouthwest SW
MatagalpaSun 11:30 AM452 km281 miles244 nmWest W
MasayaSun 11:30 AM492 km305 miles265 nmWest-southwest WSW
ManaguaSun 11:30 AM503 km313 miles272 nmWest-southwest WSW
PanamaSun 12:30 PM533 km331 miles288 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DavidSun 12:30 PM541 km336 miles292 nmSouth S
Santiago de VeraguasSun 12:30 PM579 km360 miles313 nmSouth S
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools