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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 9:46:00 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 21:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 15' South, Longitude: 150° 24' West

The ground speed is currently 440.61 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"985.33 miWest0° 00' 39.0"0.74 miSouth985.30 mi
24 hours0° 02' 26.3"2.67 miEast0° 15' 26.6"17.70 miSouth17.90 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 21:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 35' South, Longitude: 150° 44' West

The ground speed is currently 421.67 meters/second, 1518.0 kilometres/hour, 943.3 miles/hour or 819.7 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"15.72 miWest0° 00' 06.4"0.12 miSouth15.72 mi
1 hour14° 22' 49.8"942.95 miWest0° 06' 24.4"7.35 miSouth942.68 mi
24 hours15° 04' 43.2"988.70 miEast1° 53' 42.0"130.35 miSouth991.62 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
PapeeteTue 11:46 AM118 km73 miles64 nmNortheast NE
Vaitape (Bora Bora)Tue 11:46 AM241 km150 miles130 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaTue 11:46 AM1037 km645 miles560 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiTue 10:46 AM2061 km1281 miles1113 nmWest W
AdamstownTue 1:46 PM2229 km1385 miles1203 nmEast-southeast ESE
Apia *Wed 11:46 AM2338 km1453 miles1262 nmWest W
KiritimatiWed 11:46 AM2351 km1461 miles1270 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FakaofoWed 10:46 AM2452 km1524 miles1324 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaWed 10:46 AM2618 km1627 miles1414 nmWest W
Suva *Wed 10:46 AM3295 km2047 miles1779 nmWest W

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