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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, November 9, 2012 at 20:18:00 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: 22%

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 Friday, November 9, 2012 at 20:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 18' South, Longitude: 177° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.42 meters/second, 1614.3 km/hour, 1003.1 miles/hour or 871.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.72 miwest0° 00' 12.2"0.23 misouth16.72 mi
1 hour14° 30' 11.9"1002.95 miwest0° 12' 18.1"14.09 misouth1003.00 mi
24 hours347° 48' 21.3"843.25 miwest4° 55' 37.7"338.55 misouth906.95 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TarawaSat 8:18 AM548 km340 miles296 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baker IslandFri 8:18 AM732 km455 miles395 nmEast-northeast ENE
FunafutiSat 8:18 AM831 km517 miles449 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenSat 8:18 AM1138 km707 miles615 nmWest W
MajuroSat 8:18 AM1142 km710 miles617 nmNorthwest NW
FakaofoSat 9:18 AM1569 km975 miles847 nmSoutheast SE
Apia *Sat 10:18 AM1849 km1149 miles998 nmSoutheast SE
Suva *Sat 9:18 AM1868 km1161 miles1008 nmSouth S
Port VilaSat 7:18 AM2057 km1278 miles1111 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HoniaraSat 7:18 AM2102 km1306 miles1135 nmWest-southwest WSW

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