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 Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 14:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 35' South, Longitude: 36° 46' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.92 meters/second, 1670.1 km/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.9"1037.83 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.12 misouth1037.83 mi
24 hours0° 05' 10.7"5.97 miwest0° 23' 22.3"26.77 misouth27.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 14:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 15' South, Longitude: 33° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.43 meters/second, 1617.9 km/hour, 1005.3 miles/hour or 873.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 33.3"16.76 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 misouth16.76 mi
1 hour14° 33' 23.0"1005.33 miwest0° 09' 34.4"10.97 misouth1005.31 mi
24 hours10° 46' 49.7"744.55 mieast3° 45' 43.2"258.52 misouth786.35 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FortalezaWed 11:18 AM404 km251 miles218 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NatalWed 11:18 AM598 km371 miles323 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Fernando de NoronhaWed 12:18 PM608 km378 miles328 nmSoutheast SE
RecifeWed 11:18 AM857 km533 miles463 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BelémWed 11:18 AM1307 km812 miles706 nmWest W
SalvadorWed 11:18 AM1382 km859 miles746 nmSouth S
CayenneWed 11:18 AM1834 km1140 miles990 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaWed 11:18 AM2078 km1291 miles1122 nmSouthwest SW
ParamariboWed 11:18 AM2163 km1344 miles1168 nmWest-northwest WNW
PraiaWed 1:18 PM2252 km1399 miles1216 nmNortheast NE
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools