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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: 41%

Previous phaseNew MoonSunday, September 16, 2012 at 2:11 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterSaturday, September 22, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 00:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 08' South, Longitude: 111° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.73 meters/second, 1496.6 km/hour, 930.0 miles/hour or 808.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.50 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 minorth15.50 mi
1 hour14° 24' 28.5"929.65 miwest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 minorth929.66 mi
24 hours14° 03' 32.9"907.17 mieast0° 41' 14.1"47.28 minorth910.47 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Easter Island *Fri 7:34 PM707 km439 miles382 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AdamstownFri 4:34 PM1917 km1191 miles1035 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsFri 6:34 PM3295 km2047 miles1779 nmNortheast NE
LimaFri 7:34 PM3840 km2386 miles2073 nmEast E
PapeeteFri 2:34 PM3973 km2469 miles2145 nmWest W
Santiago *Fri 9:34 PM4268 km2652 miles2305 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoFri 7:34 PM4300 km2672 miles2322 nmEast-northeast ENE
San SalvadorFri 6:34 PM4581 km2847 miles2474 nmNortheast NE
San JoseFri 6:34 PM4587 km2850 miles2477 nmNortheast NE
GuatemalaFri 6:34 PM4590 km2852 miles2478 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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