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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 Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 21:08:00 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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 0%

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 Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 21:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 31' South, Longitude: 141° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.86 meters/second, 1518.7 km/hour, 943.7 miles/hour or 820.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 22.8"15.73 miwest0° 00' 06.5"0.13 misouth15.73 mi
1 hour14° 22' 52.1"943.37 miwest0° 06' 29.6"7.45 misouth943.10 mi
24 hours15° 04' 07.2"988.44 mieast1° 55' 57.2"132.93 misouth991.61 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteTue 11:08 AM847 km526 miles457 nmWest W
Gambier IslandsTue 12:08 PM863 km536 miles466 nmSoutheast SE
AdamstownTue 1:08 PM1395 km867 miles753 nmEast-southeast ESE
RarotongaTue 11:08 AM1923 km1195 miles1038 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiWed 11:08 AM2835 km1762 miles1531 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiTue 10:08 AM2980 km1851 miles1609 nmWest W
Apia *Wed 11:08 AM3261 km2026 miles1761 nmWest W
FakaofoWed 10:08 AM3349 km2081 miles1808 nmWest-northwest WNW
Easter Island *Tue 4:08 PM3438 km2136 miles1857 nmEast-southeast ESE
NukualofaWed 10:08 AM3522 km2189 miles1902 nmWest W

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