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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: 50%

Previous phaseNew MoonMonday, October 15, 2012 at 12:03 PM
This phaseFirst QuarterMonday, October 22, 2012 at 3:32 AM
Next phaseFull MoonMonday, October 29, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 22, 2012 at 03:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 46' South, Longitude: 143° 58' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.66 meters/second, 1550.4 km/hour, 963.4 miles/hour or 837.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.9"16.06 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 minorth16.06 mi
1 hour14° 28' 03.5"963.17 miwest0° 08' 18.4"9.52 minorth963.54 mi
24 hours12° 24' 41.3"826.32 mieast3° 39' 14.5"251.21 minorth870.20 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteSun 5:32 PM629 km391 miles340 nmWest-southwest WSW
TaiohaeSun 6:02 PM891 km554 miles481 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AdamstownSun 7:32 PM1774 km1102 miles958 nmSoutheast SE
RarotongaSun 5:32 PM1775 km1103 miles958 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiMon 5:32 PM2442 km1518 miles1319 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiSun 4:32 PM2779 km1727 miles1500 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Mon 5:32 PM2999 km1863 miles1619 nmWest W
FakaofoMon 4:32 PM3044 km1891 miles1643 nmWest W
NukualofaMon 4:32 PM3347 km2080 miles1807 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Sun 10:32 PM3788 km2354 miles2045 nmEast-southeast ESE

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