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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 = Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 12:30:00 PM.

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Total Eclipse In Progress - Yellow or Red Shaded Areas on the Map

  • The map shows the November 3, 2013 — 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 Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 12:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 12' South, Longitude: 11° 36' West

The ground speed is currently 447.70 meters/second, 1611.7 kilometres/hour, 1001.5 miles/hour or 870.3 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° 15' 00.0"16.69 miWest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 miSouth16.69 mi
1 hour14° 59' 59.7"1001.27 miWest0° 00' 46.5"0.89 miSouth1001.24 mi
24 hours0° 00' 11.8"0.22 miEast0° 18' 30.0"21.20 miSouth21.20 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 12:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 51' South, Longitude: 11° 42' West

The ground speed is currently 431.81 meters/second, 1554.5 kilometres/hour, 965.9 miles/hour or 839.4 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' 26.6"16.10 miWest0° 00' 07.9"0.15 miSouth16.10 mi
1 hour14° 26' 33.9"965.68 miWest0° 07' 49.8"8.97 miSouth965.43 mi
24 hours13° 41' 12.5"915.15 miEast2° 41' 15.8"184.81 miSouth927.71 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
JamestownSun 12:30 PM636 km395 miles343 nmEast E
Georgetown (Ascension Island)Sun 12:30 PM861 km535 miles465 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MonroviaSun 12:30 PM2382 km1480 miles1286 nmNorth N
AbidjanSun 12:30 PM2419 km1503 miles1306 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroSun 12:30 PM2534 km1574 miles1368 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AccraSun 12:30 PM2617 km1626 miles1413 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownSun 12:30 PM2626 km1632 miles1418 nmNorth N
São ToméSun 12:30 PM2650 km1647 miles1431 nmNortheast NE
RecifeSun 9:30 AM2658 km1652 miles1435 nmWest-northwest WNW
ConakrySun 12:30 PM2743 km1704 miles1481 nmNorth N

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