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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 21:58:00 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 21:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 36' South, Longitude: 153° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.62 meters/second, 1517.8 km/hour, 943.1 miles/hour or 819.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 22.7"15.72 miwest0° 00' 06.3"0.12 misouth15.72 mi
1 hour14° 22' 49.1"942.81 miwest0° 06' 22.8"7.31 misouth942.55 mi
24 hours15° 04' 54.5"988.78 mieast1° 52' 59.2"129.53 misouth991.62 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteTue 11:58 AM444 km276 miles240 nmEast-northeast ENE
RarotongaTue 11:58 AM708 km440 miles382 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiTue 10:58 AM1718 km1068 miles928 nmWest W
Apia *Wed 11:58 AM2010 km1249 miles1085 nmWest-northwest WNW
FakaofoWed 10:58 AM2158 km1341 miles1165 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaWed 10:58 AM2276 km1414 miles1229 nmWest W
KiritimatiWed 11:58 AM2300 km1429 miles1242 nmNorth N
AdamstownTue 1:58 PM2530 km1572 miles1366 nmEast-southeast ESE
Suva *Wed 10:58 AM2952 km1834 miles1594 nmWest W
FunafutiWed 9:58 AM3140 km1951 miles1695 nmWest-northwest WNW

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