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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: 89%
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 Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 13:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 08' North
Longitude: 166° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.07 meters/second, 1537.4 km/hour, 955.3 miles/hour or 830.1 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"15.92 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 minorth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 31' 38.4"955.10 miwest0° 05' 34.0"6.38 minorth954.87 mi
24 hours11° 26' 08.6"751.92 mieast1° 49' 33.2"125.60 minorth758.34 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluWed 3:20 AM987 km613 miles533 nmEast-northeast ENE
MidwayWed 2:20 AM1564 km972 miles845 nmNorthwest NW
KiritimatiThu 3:20 AM2067 km1284 miles1116 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Baker IslandWed 1:20 AM2257 km1402 miles1218 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroThu 1:20 AM2691 km1672 miles1453 nmWest-southwest WSW
Wake IslandThu 1:20 AM2816 km1750 miles1521 nmWest W
TarawaThu 1:20 AM2892 km1797 miles1561 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoThu 2:20 AM3083 km1915 miles1665 nmSouth S
FunafutiThu 1:20 AM3331 km2070 miles1799 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YarenThu 1:20 AM3555 km2209 miles1919 nmWest-southwest WSW
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