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[GMT-7] San Jose, California
[GMT+13] Kingdom of Tonga

Tonga (20°00'S 175°00'W / GMT+13), officially the Kingdom of Tonga is an independent autochthonous monarchy in the Commonwealth, on the archipelago of the same name in the southern Pacific Ocean. It lies about a third of the way between New Zealand and Hawai‘i, south of Samoa and east of Fiji.

The Tongan archipelago consists of 169 islands, 36 of them inhabited, and is divided into three main groups – Vava‘u, Ha‘apai, and Tongatapu, which together cover an 800 kilometre (500 mi) long north–south line. The largest island, Tongatapu, on which the capital city of Nuku‘alofa is located, covers 257 square kilometres (99 sq mi).

The daylight readings will be taken and broadcast across the web to today from a location approximately two kilometres from Nuku'alofa.

San Jose (37°18'15"N, 121°52'22"W GMT-7) is the third-most populous city in California after Los Angeles and San Diego, and is the county seat of Santa Clara County. It is the tenth-most populous city in the United States, and has held the title of The Safest Big City in America for the past several years.

The city is located at the south end of the San Francisco Bay within the informal boundaries of Silicon Valley. With an estimated population of 950,000, San Jose is also the largest city in Northern California.

San Jose lies near the San Andreas Fault; a major source of earthquake activity in California. The Guadalupe River runs from the Santa Cruz Mountains (which separate the South Bay from the Pacific Coast) flowing north through San Jose, ending in the San Francisco Bay at Alviso. Along the southern part of the river is the neighborhood of Almaden Valley, originally named for the mercury mines which produced mercury needed for gold extraction from quartz during the California gold rush as well as mercury fulminate blasting caps and detonators for the U.S. military from 1870 to 1945.