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

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.59 meters/second, 1586.1 km/hour, 985.6 miles/hour or 856.4 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' 00.6"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 of the movement is currently 421.52 meters/second, 1517.5 km/hour, 942.9 miles/hour or 819.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.7"15.71 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 zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaTue 12:18 PM360 km224 miles195 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PapeeteTue 12:18 PM938 km583 miles507 nmEast E
AlofiTue 11:18 AM1219 km757 miles658 nmWest W
Apia *Wed 12:18 PM1512 km940 miles817 nmWest-northwest WNW
FakaofoWed 11:18 AM1700 km1056 miles918 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 AM2650 km1647 miles1431 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baker IslandTue 10:18 AM2843 km1766 miles1535 nmNorthwest NW
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