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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 parts of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

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Total Eclipse in progress – white lines on map

  • The map shows the November 13, 2012 – November 14, 2012 — Total Solar Eclipse in progress.
  • The white lines on the map shows areas where a partial eclipse is visible.
  • At the moment, the Total phase of the eclipse is visible to anyone within the dark blue area surrounded by a red area on the map (red lines)
  • The area under red lines are very close to see the same - but they see a partial eclipse

Map notes

  • The day and night parts of the Earth shown are as of Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 21:58:00 UTC.
  • The Sun's position is marked with this symbol: Sun symbol. At this location, the Sun will be at its zenith (directly overhead) in relation to an observer.
  • The Moon's position is marked with this symbol: Moon symbol. At this location, the Moon will be at its zenith in relation to an observer. Note that the symbol is not showing the current phase of the Moon.
  • Different shades of darkness are used to indicate night; these shades are in order from lightest to darkest:
    • Civil Twilight (lightest shade)
    • Nautical Twilight
    • Astronomical Twilight
    • Night, no twilight (darkest)
  • Latitude circles
    • NPC – Northern Polar Circle, or Arctic Circle, is at latitude 66°34' N. At locations north of the Arctic Circle, the Sun is visible all day and night during a period before and after the June solstice.
    • NT – Northern Tropic, or Tropic of Cancer, is at latitude 23°26' N and is the northernmost latitude at which the Sun can be directly overhead (this occurs during June solstice, around June 21).
    • ST – Southern Tropic, or Tropic of Capricorn, is at latitude 23°26' S and is the southernmost latitude at which the Sun can be directly overhead (this occurs during December solstice, around December 21).
    • SPC – Southern Polar Circle, or Antarctic Circle, is at latitude 66°34' S. South of this latitude, the Sun is visible all day and night during summer in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Map is generated based on images from NASA

Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 21:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 15' South, Longitude: 153° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.60 meters/second, 1586.2 km/hour, 985.6 miles/hour or 856.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position 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"985.32 miwest0° 00' 39.0"0.74 misouth985.29 mi
24 hours0° 02' 26.3"2.67 mieast0° 15' 26.4"17.70 misouth17.90 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 21:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 36' South, Longitude: 153° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.62 meters/second, 1517.8 km/hour, 943.1 miles/hour or 819.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.7"15.72 miwest0° 00' 06.3"0.12 misouth15.72 mi
1 hour14° 22' 49.1"942.81 miwest0° 06' 22.8"7.31 misouth942.55 mi
24 hours15° 04' 54.5"988.78 mieast1° 52' 59.2"129.53 misouth991.62 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteTue 11:58 AM413 km257 miles223 nmEast E
RarotongaTue 11:58 AM746 km464 miles403 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiTue 10:58 AM1745 km1084 miles942 nmWest W
Apia *Wed 11:58 AM2025 km1259 miles1094 nmWest-northwest WNW
FakaofoWed 10:58 AM2163 km1344 miles1168 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiWed 11:58 AM2266 km1408 miles1224 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NukualofaWed 10:58 AM2307 km1433 miles1246 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownTue 1:58 PM2522 km1567 miles1362 nmEast-southeast ESE
Suva *Wed 10:58 AM2979 km1851 miles1608 nmWest W
FunafutiWed 9:58 AM3151 km1958 miles1701 nmWest-northwest WNW
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