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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 10:08:00 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 22:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 15' South, Longitude: 155° 53' West

The ground speed is currently 440.60 meters/second, 1586.1 kilometres/hour, 985.6 miles/hour or 856.4 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' 00.6"0.01 miSouth16.43 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.0"985.31 miWest0° 00' 39.0"0.74 miSouth985.28 mi
24 hours0° 02' 26.4"2.67 miEast0° 15' 26.3"17.70 miSouth17.90 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 22:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 37' South, Longitude: 156° 01' West

The ground speed is currently 421.57 meters/second, 1517.6 kilometres/hour, 943.0 miles/hour or 819.5 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' 22.7"15.72 miWest0° 00' 06.3"0.12 miSouth15.72 mi
1 hour14° 22' 48.5"942.70 miWest0° 06' 21.4"7.29 miSouth942.44 mi
24 hours15° 05' 03.6"988.84 miEast1° 52' 23.4"128.85 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
Vaitape (Bora Bora)Tue 12:08 PM480 km299 miles259 nmEast-northeast ENE
RarotongaTue 12:08 PM524 km326 miles283 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteTue 12:08 PM675 km420 miles365 nmEast E
AlofiTue 11:08 AM1482 km921 miles800 nmWest W
Apia *Wed 12:08 PM1767 km1098 miles954 nmWest-northwest WNW
FakaofoWed 11:08 AM1924 km1195 miles1039 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaWed 11:08 AM2048 km1273 miles1106 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiWed 12:08 PM2231 km1386 miles1205 nmNorth N
Suva *Wed 11:08 AM2715 km1687 miles1466 nmWest W
AdamstownTue 2:08 PM2769 km1720 miles1495 nmEast-southeast ESE

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