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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: 6%

Previous phaseThird QuarterSaturday, September 8, 2012 at 1:16 PM
Next phaseNew MoonSunday, September 16, 2012 at 2:11 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 21:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 01' North, Longitude: 171° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.11 meters/second, 1595.2 km/hour, 991.2 miles/hour or 861.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"16.52 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 misouth16.52 mi
1 hour14° 30' 25.3"991.06 miwest0° 11' 05.9"12.71 misouth991.39 mi
24 hours11° 52' 25.0"811.17 mieast4° 40' 33.9"321.33 misouth876.53 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Baker IslandThu 9:28 AM1112 km691 miles600 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KiritimatiFri 11:28 AM1775 km1103 miles959 nmEast-southeast ESE
TarawaFri 9:28 AM1894 km1177 miles1023 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroFri 9:28 AM1898 km1179 miles1025 nmWest W
HonoluluThu 11:28 AM2011 km1250 miles1086 nmNortheast NE
FakaofoFri 10:28 AM2034 km1264 miles1098 nmSouth S
FunafutiFri 9:28 AM2187 km1359 miles1181 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MidwayThu 10:28 AM2206 km1371 miles1191 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ApiaFri 10:28 AM2528 km1571 miles1365 nmSouth S
Wake IslandFri 9:28 AM2596 km1613 miles1402 nmWest-northwest WNW

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