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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

Fraction of moon illuminated: 7%

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 Friday, November 16, 2012 at 00:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 49' South, Longitude: 160° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.55 meters/second, 1496.0 km/hour, 929.6 miles/hour or 807.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 22.3"15.49 miwest0° 00' 01.2"0.03 minorth15.49 mi
1 hour14° 22' 18.3"929.26 miwest0° 01' 25.1"1.63 minorth929.34 mi
24 hours14° 49' 00.0"958.01 mieast1° 15' 02.1"86.03 minorth965.74 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaThu 2:34 PM129 km80 miles70 nmEast-southeast ESE
AlofiThu 1:34 PM960 km596 miles518 nmWest W
PapeeteThu 2:34 PM1250 km777 miles675 nmEast-northeast ENE
Apia *Fri 2:34 PM1386 km861 miles748 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaFri 1:34 PM1482 km921 miles800 nmWest W
FakaofoFri 1:34 PM1681 km1044 miles908 nmNorthwest NW
Suva *Fri 1:34 PM2185 km1358 miles1180 nmWest W
FunafutiFri 12:34 PM2529 km1572 miles1366 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiFri 2:34 PM2540 km1579 miles1372 nmNorth N
Baker IslandThu 12:34 PM2875 km1786 miles1552 nmNorthwest NW

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