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 Monday, August 18, 2014 at 06:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 06' North, Longitude: 83° 12' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 451.91 meters/second, 1626.9 km/hour, 1010.9 miles/hour or 878.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.85 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.85 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.2"1010.81 miwest0° 00' 48.3"0.92 misouth1010.84 mi
24 hours0° 03' 23.0"3.80 miwest0° 19' 27.9"22.30 misouth22.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, August 18, 2014 at 06:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 32' North, Longitude: 1° 31' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.48 meters/second, 1538.9 km/hour, 956.2 miles/hour or 830.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.5"15.94 miwest0° 00' 03.7"0.07 minorth15.94 mi
1 hour14° 29' 35.3"956.07 miwest0° 03' 40.0"4.20 minorth955.92 mi
24 hours12° 05' 46.8"798.02 mieast1° 01' 56.9"71.01 minorth798.87 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ChennaiMon 12:00 Noon317 km197 miles171 nmWest W
KakinadaMon 12:00 Noon440 km273 miles238 nmNorth-northwest NNW
VisakhapatnamMon 12:00 Noon508 km315 miles274 nmNorth N
TrincomaleeMon 12:00 Noon545 km339 miles294 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BangaloreMon 12:00 Noon612 km380 miles331 nmWest W
AnantapurMon 12:00 Noon631 km392 miles341 nmWest-northwest WNW
KalmunaiMon 12:00 Noon646 km401 miles349 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MaduraiMon 12:00 Noon657 km408 miles355 nmWest-southwest WSW
HyderabadMon 12:00 Noon697 km433 miles376 nmNorthwest NW
KandyMon 12:00 Noon701 km436 miles379 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools