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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: 82%
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 Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 15:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 04' North
Longitude: 175° 45' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.87 meters/second, 1518.7 km/hour, 943.7 miles/hour or 820.0 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.73 miwest0° 00' 03.2"0.06 minorth15.73 mi
1 hour14° 31' 08.5"943.45 miwest0° 03' 15.3"3.73 minorth943.29 mi
24 hours348° 23' 31.3"754.37 miwest0° 52' 03.0"59.68 minorth754.62 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Wake IslandFri 3:20 AM958 km595 miles517 nmWest W
MidwayThu 4:20 AM1141 km709 miles616 nmNortheast NE
MajuroFri 3:20 AM1511 km939 miles816 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TarawaFri 3:20 AM2085 km1296 miles1126 nmSouth S
Baker IslandThu 3:20 AM2356 km1464 miles1272 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalikirFri 2:20 AM2392 km1486 miles1291 nmSouthwest SW
YarenFri 3:20 AM2474 km1537 miles1336 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HonoluluThu 5:20 AM2750 km1709 miles1485 nmEast E
FunafutiFri 3:20 AM3185 km1979 miles1720 nmSouth S
HagåtñaFri 1:20 AM3378 km2099 miles1824 nmWest W
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