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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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Map notes

  • The bright part of the map shows where the moon is over the horizon on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 22:18:00 UTC.
  • The Sun's position is marked with this symbol: Sun symbol. At this location, the Sun will be at its zenith (directly overhead) in relation to an observer.
  • The Moon's position is marked with this symbol: Moon symbol. At this location, the Moon will be at its zenith in relation to an observer. Note that the symbol is not showing the current phase of the Moon.

Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 3%

Previous phaseNew MoonMonday, October 15, 2012 at 12:04 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterMonday, October 22, 2012 at 3:33 AM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 22:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 03' South, Longitude: 139° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.93 meters/second, 1533.4 km/hour, 952.8 miles/hour or 828.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.1"15.88 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 misouth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 24' 10.5"952.50 miwest0° 07' 58.3"9.14 misouth952.20 mi
24 hours14° 32' 20.3"961.49 mieast2° 35' 36.1"178.36 misouth970.99 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 1:18 PM816 km507 miles440 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TaiohaeTue 12:48 PM891 km554 miles481 nmNorth N
PapeeteTue 12:18 PM1086 km675 miles586 nmWest W
AdamstownTue 2:18 PM1308 km813 miles706 nmSoutheast SE
RarotongaTue 12:18 PM2195 km1364 miles1185 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiWed 12:18 PM2877 km1788 miles1553 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiTue 11:18 AM3239 km2012 miles1749 nmWest W
Easter Island *Tue 5:18 PM3282 km2039 miles1772 nmEast-southeast ESE
Apia *Wed 12:18 PM3493 km2170 miles1886 nmWest W
FakaofoWed 11:18 AM3553 km2207 miles1918 nmWest W

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