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Day and Night World Map

The map below shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It shows which areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 9:08:00 PM.

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Total Eclipse In Progress - Yellow or Red Shaded Areas on the Map

  • The map shows the November 13, 2012 – November 14, 2012 — Total Solar Eclipse in progress.
  • The yellow area on the map shows where a partial eclipse is visible.
  • A total eclipse is visible to anyone within the dark red area of the map which is surrounded by the lighter red area.
  • A partial eclipse is visible to anyone within the brighter red area of the map surrounding the darkest red area.

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)

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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 21:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 14' South, Longitude: 140° 54' West

The ground speed is currently 440.62 meters/second, 1586.2 kilometres/hour, 985.6 miles/hour or 856.5 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.43 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miSouth16.43 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.1"985.37 miWest0° 00' 39.0"0.75 miSouth985.34 mi
24 hours0° 02' 25.9"2.66 miEast0° 15' 27.1"17.71 miSouth17.91 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 21:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 31' South, Longitude: 141° 38' West

The ground speed is currently 421.86 meters/second, 1518.7 kilometres/hour, 943.7 miles/hour or 820.0 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.8"15.73 miWest0° 00' 06.5"0.13 miSouth15.73 mi
1 hour14° 22' 52.1"943.37 miWest0° 06' 29.6"7.45 miSouth943.10 mi
24 hours15° 04' 07.2"988.44 miEast1° 55' 57.2"132.93 miSouth991.61 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Gambier IslandsTue 12:08 PM822 km511 miles444 nmSoutheast SE
PapeeteTue 11:08 AM922 km573 miles498 nmWest W
AdamstownTue 1:08 PM1348 km837 miles728 nmSoutheast SE
RarotongaTue 11:08 AM2006 km1246 miles1083 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiWed 11:08 AM2862 km1778 miles1545 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiTue 10:08 AM3061 km1902 miles1653 nmWest W
Apia *Wed 11:08 AM3336 km2073 miles1801 nmWest W
Easter Island *Tue 4:08 PM3377 km2099 miles1824 nmEast-southeast ESE
FakaofoWed 10:08 AM3415 km2122 miles1844 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaWed 10:08 AM3605 km2240 miles1946 nmWest W

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