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Is there a timeline of creation, hour by hour?

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I have read talmudic accounts and heard of medrashim reagrding the timeline of the 6th day of creation and the "birth" of Adam and Chava (especially as it relates to Erev Shabbat) but I'm wondering if there is a source which provides a chronology of the entire week of creation, using a 24 hour clock.

At what time was the world created? When, on each day, did the act of that day's creation happen?

The text I'm imagining would not reconcile, but at least compile all the medrashim and their versions/opinions about the length of each process and its place within each "day." There are so many stories about what happened but I have no sense if the stories mean to say that things happened over protracted periods or in the blink of an eye. Did things happen the moment before "vayehi erev" thus completing the day and leading into that summary, or did they happen in the "morning" and then nothing happened until the next morning?

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