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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: 38%

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 Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 00:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 57' South, Longitude: 109° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.18 meters/second, 1519.8 km/hour, 944.4 miles/hour or 820.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.7"15.74 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 minorth15.74 mi
1 hour14° 25' 49.1"944.15 miwest0° 05' 38.6"6.47 minorth944.43 mi
24 hours13° 17' 54.1"870.13 mieast2° 44' 19.1"188.34 minorth896.89 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Easter Island *Sat 7:14 PM901 km560 miles487 nmSouth S
AdamstownSat 4:14 PM2227 km1384 miles1202 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsSat 6:14 PM2952 km1835 miles1594 nmNortheast NE
LimaSat 7:14 PM3563 km2214 miles1924 nmEast E
QuitoSat 7:14 PM3971 km2467 miles2144 nmEast-northeast ENE
Santiago *Sat 9:14 PM4172 km2593 miles2253 nmEast-southeast ESE
PapeeteSat 2:14 PM4228 km2627 miles2283 nmWest W
San JoseSat 6:14 PM4243 km2637 miles2291 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorSat 6:14 PM4244 km2637 miles2292 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaSat 6:14 PM4256 km2645 miles2298 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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