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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: 2%

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 22:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 31' South, Longitude: 147° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.21 meters/second, 1498.3 km/hour, 931.0 miles/hour or 809.0 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' 02.7"0.05 misouth15.52 mi
1 hour14° 21' 54.2"930.72 miwest0° 02' 41.9"3.09 misouth930.59 mi
24 hours15° 13' 05.5"985.95 mieast0° 20' 50.1"23.89 misouth985.12 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteWed 12:36 PM374 km232 miles202 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaWed 12:36 PM1238 km769 miles669 nmWest W
AdamstownWed 2:36 PM1894 km1177 miles1023 nmEast-southeast ESE
AlofiWed 11:36 AM2311 km1436 miles1248 nmWest W
Apia *Thu 12:36 PM2642 km1642 miles1426 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiThu 12:36 PM2681 km1666 miles1448 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FakaofoThu 11:36 AM2792 km1735 miles1507 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaThu 11:36 AM2839 km1764 miles1533 nmWest W
Suva *Thu 11:36 AM3543 km2201 miles1913 nmWest W
Chatham Islands *Thu 12:21 PM3717 km2310 miles2007 nmSouthwest SW

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