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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: 10%

Previous phaseThird QuarterMonday, October 8, 2012 at 7:34 AM
Next phaseNew MoonMonday, October 15, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 12, 2012 at 20:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 38' North, Longitude: 163° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.25 meters/second, 1613.7 km/hour, 1002.7 miles/hour or 871.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.9"16.71 miwest0° 00' 12.3"0.24 misouth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 30' 00.2"1002.64 miwest0° 12' 25.3"14.23 misouth1002.79 mi
24 hours12° 11' 36.7"843.15 mieast5° 02' 22.6"346.29 misouth911.47 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiSat 10:18 AM633 km393 miles342 nmEast E
Baker IslandFri 8:18 AM1507 km936 miles814 nmWest W
FakaofoSat 9:18 AM1520 km945 miles821 nmSouthwest SW
Apia *Sat 10:18 AM1965 km1221 miles1061 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HonoluluFri 10:18 AM2248 km1397 miles1214 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FunafutiSat 8:18 AM2269 km1410 miles1225 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiFri 9:18 AM2410 km1497 miles1301 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RarotongaFri 10:18 AM2554 km1587 miles1379 nmSouth S
PapeeteFri 10:18 AM2583 km1605 miles1395 nmSoutheast SE
TarawaSat 8:18 AM2669 km1658 miles1441 nmWest W
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