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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 20:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 34' North, Longitude: 167° 51' 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
1 minute0° 14' 29.9"16.71 miwest0° 00' 12.3"0.24 misouth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 29' 59.5"1002.59 miwest0° 12' 25.8"14.24 misouth1002.74 mi
24 hours12° 11' 58.4"843.54 mieast5° 02' 27.7"346.36 misouth911.81 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RawakiSat 9:38 AM666 km414 miles360 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandFri 8:38 AM972 km604 miles525 nmWest W
KiritimatiSat 10:38 AM1171 km727 miles632 nmEast E
FakaofoSat 9:38 AM1266 km787 miles684 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Apia *Sat 10:38 AM1757 km1092 miles949 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiSat 8:38 AM1818 km1129 miles981 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaSat 8:38 AM2131 km1324 miles1151 nmWest W
AlofiFri 9:38 AM2292 km1424 miles1237 nmSouth S
MajuroSat 8:38 AM2405 km1494 miles1299 nmWest-northwest WNW
HonoluluFri 10:38 AM2439 km1515 miles1317 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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