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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 Friday, October 19, 2012 at 02:46:00 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: 18%

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 Friday, October 19, 2012 at 02:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 57' South, Longitude: 174° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.66 meters/second, 1496.4 km/hour, 929.8 miles/hour or 808.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.2"15.50 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 misouth15.50 mi
1 hour14° 23' 14.1"929.51 miwest0° 00' 30.9"0.59 misouth929.48 mi
24 hours14° 31' 52.0"938.80 mieast0° 28' 07.6"32.25 minorth940.81 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NukualofaFri 3:46 PM94 km58 miles51 nmWest-southwest WSW
PangaiFri 3:46 PM126 km78 miles68 nmNorth N
NeiafuFri 3:46 PM256 km159 miles138 nmNorth N
AlofiThu 3:46 PM506 km315 miles273 nmEast-northeast ENE
SuvaFri 2:46 PM822 km511 miles444 nmWest-northwest WNW
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Fri 4:46 PM828 km515 miles447 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LabasaFri 2:46 PM832 km517 miles449 nmNorthwest NW
Apia *Fri 4:46 PM832 km517 miles449 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Pago PagoThu 3:46 PM833 km517 miles450 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NadiFri 2:46 PM935 km581 miles505 nmWest-northwest WNW
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