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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 10:08 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterTuesday, November 20, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 21:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 27' South, Longitude: 131° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.37 meters/second, 1498.9 km/hour, 931.4 miles/hour or 809.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 21.8"15.52 miwest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 misouth15.52 mi
1 hour14° 21' 55.3"931.07 miwest0° 02' 52.9"3.31 misouth930.93 mi
24 hours15° 13' 24.0"986.65 mieast0° 25' 17.0"28.99 misouth985.71 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Gambier IslandsWed 12:26 PM493 km306 miles266 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownWed 1:26 PM521 km324 miles282 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PapeeteWed 11:26 AM1966 km1222 miles1062 nmWest W
Easter Island *Wed 4:26 PM2337 km1452 miles1262 nmEast-southeast ESE
RarotongaWed 11:26 AM2978 km1850 miles1608 nmWest W
KiritimatiThu 11:26 AM3777 km2347 miles2039 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiWed 10:26 AM4058 km2521 miles2191 nmWest W
Apia *Thu 11:26 AM4374 km2718 miles2362 nmWest W
NukualofaThu 10:26 AM4573 km2841 miles2469 nmWest W
Suva *Thu 10:26 AM5287 km3285 miles2855 nmWest W

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