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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 Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 23:46:00 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 hard to see from earth.

Fraction of moon illuminated: 2%

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 23:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 34' South, Longitude: 164° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.06 meters/second, 1497.8 km/hour, 930.7 miles/hour or 808.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 21.8"15.51 miwest0° 00' 02.5"0.05 misouth15.51 mi
1 hour14° 21' 53.4"930.39 miwest0° 02' 31.1"2.89 misouth930.27 mi
24 hours15° 12' 43.2"985.22 mieast0° 16' 27.5"18.87 misouth984.51 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaWed 1:46 PM486 km302 miles262 nmEast E
AlofiWed 12:46 PM603 km375 miles325 nmWest-northwest WNW
Pago PagoWed 12:46 PM967 km601 miles522 nmNorthwest NW
Apia *Thu 1:46 PM1082 km672 miles584 nmNorthwest NW
NukualofaThu 12:46 PM1127 km700 miles608 nmWest W
FakaofoThu 12:46 PM1441 km895 miles778 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PapeeteWed 1:46 PM1595 km991 miles861 nmEast E
Suva *Thu 12:46 PM1825 km1134 miles985 nmWest W
FunafutiThu 11:46 AM2210 km1373 miles1193 nmNorthwest NW
KiritimatiThu 1:46 PM2598 km1614 miles1403 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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