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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 22:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 32' South, Longitude: 152° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.16 meters/second, 1498.2 km/hour, 930.9 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' 54.0"930.62 miwest0° 02' 38.7"3.03 misouth930.49 mi
24 hours15° 12' 59.5"985.75 mieast0° 19' 33.8"22.43 misouth984.95 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteWed 12:56 PM467 km290 miles252 nmNortheast NE
RarotongaWed 12:56 PM742 km461 miles401 nmWest W
AlofiWed 11:56 AM1812 km1126 miles978 nmWest W
Apia *Thu 12:56 PM2159 km1342 miles1166 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaThu 11:56 AM2342 km1455 miles1265 nmWest W
FakaofoThu 11:56 AM2343 km1456 miles1265 nmWest-northwest WNW
AdamstownWed 2:56 PM2370 km1472 miles1279 nmEast-southeast ESE
KiritimatiThu 12:56 PM2529 km1571 miles1365 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Suva *Thu 11:56 AM3043 km1891 miles1643 nmWest W
FunafutiThu 10:56 AM3299 km2050 miles1781 nmWest-northwest WNW

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