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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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it hard to see from earth.

Fraction of moon illuminated: 1%

Previous phaseNew MoonTuesday, November 13, 2012 at 10:09 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterTuesday, November 20, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 20:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 26' South, Longitude: 123° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.44 meters/second, 1499.2 km/hour, 931.6 miles/hour or 809.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 21.8"15.53 miwest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 misouth15.53 mi
1 hour14° 21' 55.6"931.24 miwest0° 02' 57.8"3.40 misouth931.10 mi
24 hours15° 13' 31.0"986.94 mieast0° 27' 15.7"31.26 misouth985.96 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownWed 12:56 PM835 km519 miles451 nmSouthwest SW
Easter Island *Wed 3:56 PM1637 km1017 miles884 nmEast-southeast ESE
PapeeteWed 10:56 AM2741 km1703 miles1480 nmWest W
RarotongaWed 10:56 AM3749 km2330 miles2024 nmWest W
Galapagos IslandsWed 2:56 PM4291 km2666 miles2317 nmEast-northeast ENE
KiritimatiThu 10:56 AM4422 km2747 miles2387 nmWest-northwest WNW
AlofiWed 9:56 AM4832 km3002 miles2609 nmWest W
LimaWed 3:56 PM5056 km3142 miles2730 nmEast E
Apia *Thu 10:56 AM5151 km3201 miles2781 nmWest W
Mexico CityWed 2:56 PM5158 km3205 miles2785 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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