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ASTEROID FLY BY FEBRUARY 15 2013

Asteroid to fly by Earth

Thursday, February 14, 2013

At 7:24 PM UTC (19:24), on Friday, February 15, 2013, an asteroid called 2012 DA14 will come very close to the Earth, much closer than any other asteroid of similar size in recorded history.Full Story

Illustration imageFEBRUARY 15, 2013 NEAR FLY BY OF ASTEROID DA14

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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 worldSee where the moon is over the horizon

Map notes

  • The day and night parts of the Earth shown are as of Friday, February 15, 2013 at 01:40:00 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 Friday, February 15, 2013 at 01:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:

Latitude: 12° 40′ South
Longitude: 158° 15′ East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 452.63 meters/second, 1629.5 km/hour, 1012.5 miles/hour or 879.8 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

Time Longitude difference Latitude difference Total
later Degrees Distance Direction Degrees Distance Direction Distance
1 minute 0° 15′ 00.0″ 16.88 mi west 0° 00′ 00.9″ 0.02 mi north 16.88 mi
1 hour 15° 00′ 01.7″ 1012.43 mi west 0° 00′ 51.5″ 0.98 mi north 1012.46 mi
24 hours 0° 00′ 48.1″ 0.90 mi west 0° 20′ 42.10″ 23.74 mi north 23.75 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 15, 2013 at 01:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:

Latitude: 11° 54′ North
Longitude: 147° 33′ West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.78 meters/second, 1583.2 km/hour, 983.8 miles/hour or 854.9 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

Time Longitude difference Latitude difference Total
later Degrees Distance Direction Degrees Distance Direction Distance
1 minute 0° 14′ 31.9″ 16.40 mi west 0° 00′ 09.0″ 0.17 mi north 16.40 mi
1 hour 14° 31′ 52.6″ 983.65 mi west 0° 09′ 04.7″ 10.40 mi north 983.43 mi
24 hours 11° 16′ 08.9″ 762.87 mi east 3° 18′ 50.7″ 227.85 mi north 791.31 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

Location Local time Distance Direction
Honiara Fri 12:40 PM 407 km 253 miles 220 nm North-northeast NNE
Port Vila Fri 12:40 PM 1217 km 756 miles 657 nm East-southeast ESE
Port Moresby Fri 11:40 AM 1261 km 783 miles 681 nm West-northwest WNW
Noumea Fri 12:40 PM 1372 km 853 miles 741 nm Southeast SE
Cairns Fri 11:40 AM 1423 km 884 miles 768 nm West-southwest WSW
Yaren Fri 1:40 PM 1648 km 1024 miles 890 nm Northeast NE
Brisbane Fri 11:40 AM 1727 km 1073 miles 932 nm South-southwest SSW
Palikir Fri 12:40 PM 2166 km 1346 miles 1169 nm North N
Jayapura Fri 10:40 AM 2235 km 1389 miles 1207 nm West-northwest WNW
Suva Fri 1:40 PM 2246 km 1396 miles 1213 nm East-southeast ESE

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