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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: 74%

Previous phaseFull MoonSunday, September 30, 2012 at 3:20 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterMonday, October 8, 2012 at 7:35 AM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 15:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 57' North, Longitude: 176° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.33 meters/second, 1509.6 km/hour, 938.0 miles/hour or 815.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.63 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 49.9"937.70 miwest0° 00' 56.5"1.08 minorth937.65 mi
24 hours11° 41' 46.8"755.76 mieast0° 04' 21.8"5.01 misouth755.96 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MidwayFri 4:36 AM813 km505 miles439 nmNorth N
Wake IslandSat 3:36 AM1797 km1117 miles970 nmWest W
HonoluluFri 5:36 AM1910 km1187 miles1031 nmEast E
MajuroSat 3:36 AM2039 km1267 miles1101 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandFri 3:36 AM2295 km1426 miles1239 nmSouth S
TarawaSat 3:36 AM2456 km1526 miles1326 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KiritimatiSat 5:36 AM2944 km1829 miles1590 nmSoutheast SE
YarenSat 3:36 AM3000 km1864 miles1620 nmSouthwest SW
PalikirSat 2:36 AM3162 km1965 miles1708 nmWest-southwest WSW
FunafutiSat 3:36 AM3296 km2048 miles1780 nmSouth S
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