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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: 2%

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 Friday, September 14, 2012 at 20:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 31' North, Longitude: 147° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.12 meters/second, 1609.6 km/hour, 1000.2 miles/hour or 869.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.67 miwest0° 00' 12.1"0.23 misouth16.67 mi
1 hour14° 30' 09.9"1000.05 miwest0° 12' 12.2"13.98 misouth1000.29 mi
24 hours12° 01' 59.3"829.77 mieast5° 00' 24.0"344.00 misouth899.91 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiSat 10:38 AM1108 km688 miles598 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluFri 10:38 AM2157 km1340 miles1165 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PapeeteFri 10:38 AM2447 km1521 miles1321 nmSouth S
FakaofoSat 9:38 AM3027 km1881 miles1634 nmWest-southwest WSW
RarotongaFri 10:38 AM3137 km1950 miles1694 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandFri 8:38 AM3233 km2009 miles1746 nmWest W
ApiaSat 9:38 AM3343 km2077 miles1805 nmSouthwest SW
AlofiFri 9:38 AM3565 km2215 miles1925 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownFri 12:38 PM3788 km2354 miles2045 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FunafutiSat 8:38 AM3943 km2450 miles2129 nmWest-southwest WSW

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