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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 10:18:00 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 22:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 15' South, Longitude: 158° 23' West

The ground speed is currently 440.59 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"985.30 miWest0° 00' 39.0"0.74 miSouth985.26 mi
24 hours0° 02' 26.6"2.68 miEast0° 15' 26.1"17.69 miSouth17.90 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 22:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 38' South, Longitude: 158° 24' West

The ground speed is currently 421.52 meters/second, 1517.5 kilometres/hour, 942.9 miles/hour or 819.4 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"15.71 miWest0° 00' 06.3"0.12 miSouth15.72 mi
1 hour14° 22' 48.0"942.59 miWest0° 06' 20.0"7.26 miSouth942.33 mi
24 hours15° 05' 12.9"988.91 miEast1° 51' 47.8"128.17 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
RarotongaTue 12:18 PM360 km224 miles195 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Vaitape (Bora Bora)Tue 12:18 PM731 km455 miles395 nmEast-northeast ENE
PapeeteTue 12:18 PM939 km583 miles507 nmEast E
AlofiTue 11:18 AM1219 km758 miles658 nmWest W
Apia *Wed 12:18 PM1512 km940 miles817 nmWest-northwest WNW
FakaofoWed 11:18 AM1697 km1055 miles917 nmNorthwest NW
NukualofaWed 11:18 AM1790 km1112 miles967 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiWed 12:18 PM2228 km1385 miles1203 nmNorth N
Suva *Wed 11:18 AM2451 km1523 miles1323 nmWest W
FunafutiWed 10:18 AM2652 km1648 miles1432 nmWest-northwest WNW

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