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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: 54%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterSaturday, September 22, 2012 at 7:42 PM
Next phaseFull MoonSunday, September 30, 2012 at 3:20 AM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 03:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 15' South, Longitude: 144° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.64 meters/second, 1507.1 km/hour, 936.5 miles/hour or 813.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"15.61 miwest0° 00' 03.7"0.07 minorth15.61 mi
1 hour14° 25' 32.5"936.19 miwest0° 03' 48.1"4.36 minorth936.39 mi
24 hours13° 30' 39.3"876.86 mieast2° 04' 12.1"142.38 minorth893.90 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteSat 5:48 PM644 km400 miles347 nmWest-northwest WNW
Gambier IslandsSat 6:48 PM1006 km625 miles543 nmEast-southeast ESE
AdamstownSat 7:48 PM1540 km957 miles831 nmEast-southeast ESE
RarotongaSat 5:48 PM1628 km1012 miles879 nmWest W
AlofiSat 4:48 PM2701 km1678 miles1458 nmWest W
KiritimatiSun 5:48 PM2838 km1763 miles1532 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ApiaSun 4:48 PM3019 km1876 miles1630 nmWest W
FakaofoSun 4:48 PM3146 km1955 miles1699 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaSun 4:48 PM3229 km2006 miles1743 nmWest W
Easter Island *Sat 10:48 PM3621 km2250 miles1955 nmEast-southeast ESE

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