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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: 100%
Previous phaseFull MoonSunday, September 30, 2012 at 3:19 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterMonday, October 8, 2012 at 7:34 AM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 09:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 7° 36' North
Longitude: 143° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.97 meters/second, 1605.5 km/hour, 997.6 miles/hour or 866.9 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.63 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 32' 54.7"997.56 miwest0° 10' 28.1"11.99 minorth997.43 mi
24 hours10° 52' 24.6"745.59 mieast3° 58' 26.8"273.15 minorth790.25 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiSun 11:28 PM1654 km1028 miles893 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluSat 11:28 PM2159 km1342 miles1166 nmNorthwest NW
PapeeteSat 11:28 PM2858 km1776 miles1543 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoSun 10:28 PM3597 km2235 miles1942 nmWest-southwest WSW
RarotongaSat 11:28 PM3649 km2267 miles1970 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandSat 9:28 PM3744 km2326 miles2021 nmWest W
AdamstownSun 1:28 AM3898 km2422 miles2105 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Los Angeles *Sun 2:28 AM3914 km2432 miles2114 nmNortheast NE
Apia *Sun 11:28 PM3916 km2433 miles2115 nmSouthwest SW
San Francisco *Sun 2:28 AM3962 km2462 miles2139 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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