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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: 65%
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 Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 17:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 49' North
Longitude: 163° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.63 meters/second, 1510.7 km/hour, 938.7 miles/hour or 815.7 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.65 miwest0° 00' 01.6"0.03 misouth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 42.6"938.42 miwest0° 01' 37.3"1.86 misouth938.51 mi
24 hours11° 42' 24.3"757.12 mieast1° 05' 51.1"75.50 misouth763.56 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Wake IslandSun 5:46 AM349 km217 miles188 nmEast-southeast ESE
PalikirSun 4:46 AM1651 km1026 miles891 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroSun 5:46 AM1712 km1064 miles925 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MidwaySat 6:46 AM2079 km1292 miles1123 nmEast-northeast ENE
HagåtñaSun 3:46 AM2175 km1351 miles1174 nmWest-southwest WSW
TarawaSun 5:46 AM2370 km1473 miles1280 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenSun 5:46 AM2387 km1483 miles1289 nmSouth S
TokyoSun 2:46 AM2865 km1780 miles1547 nmNorthwest NW
Baker IslandSat 5:46 AM3136 km1949 miles1693 nmSoutheast SE
HoniaraSun 4:46 AM3371 km2095 miles1820 nmSouth S
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