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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 Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 16:32:00 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: 33%

Previous phaseThird QuarterWednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:37 AM
Next phaseNew MoonTuesday, November 13, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 16:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 16' North, Longitude: 139° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.87 meters/second, 1612.3 km/hour, 1001.9 miles/hour or 870.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.70 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 31' 19.7"1001.74 miwest0° 11' 37.5"13.31 misouth1001.95 mi
24 hours11° 37' 53.7"802.35 mieast4° 47' 19.6"329.03 misouth868.64 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiFri 6:32 AM1958 km1217 miles1057 nmWest W
PapeeteThu 6:32 AM2635 km1637 miles1423 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HonoluluThu 6:32 AM2708 km1683 miles1462 nmNorthwest NW
AdamstownThu 8:32 AM3412 km2120 miles1843 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RarotongaThu 6:32 AM3559 km2211 miles1922 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoFri 5:32 AM3791 km2356 miles2047 nmWest-southwest WSW
Los AngelesThu 8:32 AM3986 km2477 miles2152 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Apia *Fri 6:32 AM4051 km2517 miles2187 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandThu 4:32 AM4095 km2544 miles2211 nmWest W
HermosilloThu 9:32 AM4104 km2550 miles2216 nmNortheast NE

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