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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: 3%

Previous phaseNew MoonMonday, October 15, 2012 at 12:03 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterMonday, October 22, 2012 at 3:32 AM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 21:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 59' South, Longitude: 131° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.11 meters/second, 1534.0 km/hour, 953.2 miles/hour or 828.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.1"15.89 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 misouth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 24' 12.2"952.88 miwest0° 08' 02.0"9.21 misouth952.58 mi
24 hours14° 31' 49.8"961.29 mieast2° 37' 14.5"180.24 misouth971.09 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Gambier IslandsTue 12:46 PM749 km466 miles405 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AdamstownTue 1:46 PM915 km568 miles494 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PapeeteTue 11:46 AM1874 km1164 miles1012 nmWest W
Easter Island *Tue 4:46 PM2582 km1605 miles1394 nmEast-southeast ESE
RarotongaTue 11:46 AM2962 km1840 miles1599 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiWed 11:46 AM3481 km2163 miles1880 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiTue 10:46 AM4020 km2498 miles2170 nmWest W
Apia *Wed 11:46 AM4282 km2661 miles2312 nmWest W
FakaofoWed 10:46 AM4333 km2693 miles2340 nmWest W
NukualofaWed 10:46 AM4562 km2835 miles2463 nmWest-southwest WSW

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