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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 18:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 48' North, Longitude: 158° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.65 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
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.65 miwest0° 00' 01.6"0.03 misouth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 42.6"938.41 miwest0° 01' 39.3"1.90 misouth938.50 mi
24 hours11° 42' 23.0"757.09 mieast1° 06' 37.5"76.39 misouth763.64 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 6:06 AM828 km514 miles447 nmEast E
PalikirSun 5:06 AM1539 km956 miles831 nmSouth S
HagåtñaSun 4:06 AM1709 km1062 miles923 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroSun 6:06 AM2010 km1249 miles1085 nmSoutheast SE
YokohamaSun 3:06 AM2483 km1543 miles1341 nmNorthwest NW
TokyoSun 3:06 AM2496 km1551 miles1348 nmNorthwest NW
YarenSun 6:06 AM2517 km1564 miles1359 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MidwaySat 7:06 AM2535 km1575 miles1369 nmEast-northeast ENE
TarawaSun 6:06 AM2636 km1638 miles1423 nmSoutheast SE
MelekeokSun 3:06 AM2999 km1863 miles1619 nmWest-southwest WSW

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