Home > Sun & Moon > Day and Night World Map

Day and Night World Map

App Store Logo

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 >
< 10 minutes10 minutes >

Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 20:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 15° 02' North
Longitude: 128° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.11 meters/second, 1613.2 km/hour, 1002.4 miles/hour or 871.1 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.71 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 minorth16.71 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.6"1002.27 miwest0° 00' 45.4"0.87 minorth1002.24 mi
24 hours0° 01' 45.7"1.96 miwest0° 18' 04.1"20.71 minorth20.80 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 20:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 08' North
Longitude: 64° 47' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.02 meters/second, 1515.7 km/hour, 941.8 miles/hour or 818.4 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.3"15.70 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth15.70 mi
1 hour14° 24' 25.2"941.63 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.12 misouth941.68 mi
24 hours13° 58' 35.7"913.51 mieast0° 57' 32.6"65.97 misouth918.49 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Tijuana *Sun 1:30 PM2260 km1404 miles1220 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San Diego *Sun 1:30 PM2271 km1411 miles1226 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Los Angeles *Sun 1:30 PM2346 km1458 miles1267 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexicali *Sun 1:30 PM2356 km1464 miles1272 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HermosilloSun 1:30 PM2382 km1480 miles1286 nmNortheast NE
Mazatlan *Sun 2:30 PM2490 km1547 miles1344 nmEast-northeast ENE
San Jose (USA) *Sun 1:30 PM2557 km1589 miles1381 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San Francisco *Sun 1:30 PM2591 km1610 miles1399 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PhoenixSun 1:30 PM2628 km1633 miles1419 nmNortheast NE
Las Vegas *Sun 1:30 PM2689 km1671 miles1452 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools