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, July 5, 2015 at 8:00:00 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, July 5, 2015 at 20:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 45' North, Longitude: 118° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.90 meters/second, 1540.5 km/hour, 957.2 miles/hour or 831.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"15.95 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miSouth15.95 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.6"956.78 miWest0° 00' 14.4"0.28 miSouth956.80 mi
24 hours0° 02' 31.2"2.68 miEast0° 05' 57.0"6.82 miSouth7.33 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 20:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 50' South, Longitude: 110° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.02 meters/second, 1594.9 km/hour, 991.0 miles/hour or 861.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.5"16.52 miWest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 miNorth16.52 mi
1 hour14° 27' 36.7"990.89 miWest0° 10' 23.8"11.91 miNorth991.17 mi
24 hours12° 49' 19.6"878.65 miEast4° 19' 37.7"297.34 miNorth931.12 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HermosilloSun 1:00 PM1056 km656 miles570 nmNortheast NE
Tijuana *Sun 1:00 PM1098 km682 miles593 nmNorth N
San Diego *Sun 1:00 PM1117 km694 miles603 nmNorth N
Mexicali *Sun 1:00 PM1146 km712 miles619 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Long Beach *Sun 1:00 PM1224 km760 miles661 nmNorth N
Los Angeles *Sun 1:00 PM1254 km779 miles677 nmNorth N
Mazatlan *Sun 2:00 PM1275 km792 miles688 nmEast E
TucsonSun 1:00 PM1308 km813 miles706 nmNortheast NE
PhoenixSun 1:00 PM1359 km844 miles734 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Puerto Vallarta *Sun 3:00 PM1428 km887 miles771 nmEast E

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools