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Moon Light World Map

The map below shows where the Moon is visible from the Earth, depending on weather conditions and moon phases.
The white dot Moon symbol symbolizes the position of the Moon, and the yellow sun Sun symbol symbolizes the position of the sun.

Map showing which part of the Earth the Moon is currently above the horizon at.

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Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 15%

Previous phaseThird QuarterThursday, August 9, 2012 at 6:55 PM
Next phaseNew MoonFriday, August 17, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, August 13, 2012 at 20:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 28' North, Longitude: 169° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.17 meters/second, 1512.6 km/hour, 939.9 miles/hour or 816.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 29.8"15.66 miwest0° 00' 03.5"0.07 misouth15.66 mi
1 hour14° 29' 51.1"939.57 miwest0° 03' 38.4"4.17 misouth939.76 mi
24 hours12° 03' 02.1"781.06 mieast1° 55' 40.0"132.60 misouth796.90 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluMon 10:10 AM1171 km728 miles632 nmEast E
MidwayMon 9:10 AM1201 km746 miles648 nmNorthwest NW
Baker IslandMon 8:10 AM2383 km1481 miles1287 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KiritimatiTue 10:10 AM2422 km1505 miles1308 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Wake IslandTue 8:10 AM2543 km1580 miles1373 nmWest W
MajuroTue 8:10 AM2587 km1607 miles1397 nmWest-southwest WSW
TarawaTue 8:10 AM2870 km1784 miles1550 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoTue 9:10 AM3309 km2056 miles1786 nmSouth S
FunafutiTue 8:10 AM3453 km2145 miles1864 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YarenTue 8:10 AM3498 km2174 miles1889 nmSouthwest SW

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