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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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it hard to see from earth.

Fraction of moon illuminated: 1%

Previous phaseNew MoonSunday, September 16, 2012 at 2:12 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterSaturday, September 22, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, September 17, 2012 at 00:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 16' South, Longitude: 172° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.00 meters/second, 1602.0 km/hour, 995.4 miles/hour or 865.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 28.4"16.59 miwest0° 00' 12.3"0.24 misouth16.59 mi
1 hour14° 28' 31.4"995.29 miwest0° 12' 25.7"14.23 misouth995.19 mi
24 hours12° 49' 01.9"881.28 mieast4° 46' 39.6"328.34 misouth935.72 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RawakiMon 1:02 PM333 km207 miles180 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FakaofoMon 1:02 PM362 km225 miles196 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Salelologa (Savai'i)Mon 1:02 PM826 km513 miles446 nmSouth S
ApiaMon 1:02 PM838 km521 miles453 nmSouth S
Baker IslandSun 12:02 PM852 km529 miles460 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Pago PagoSun 1:02 PM902 km560 miles487 nmSouth S
FunafutiMon 12:02 PM967 km601 miles522 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiSun 1:02 PM1437 km893 miles776 nmSouth S
SuvaMon 12:02 PM1653 km1027 miles893 nmSouthwest SW
NukualofaMon 1:02 PM1674 km1040 miles904 nmSouth S

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