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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: 14%

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 Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 01:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 32' South, Longitude: 153° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.74 meters/second, 1511.1 km/hour, 938.9 miles/hour or 815.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 23.7"15.65 miwest0° 00' 04.9"0.09 minorth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 23' 52.0"938.69 miwest0° 04' 57.1"5.68 minorth938.94 mi
24 hours14° 02' 50.2"915.85 mieast2° 32' 05.5"174.34 minorth939.02 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteFri 3:06 PM474 km294 miles256 nmEast-northeast ENE
RarotongaFri 3:06 PM678 km421 miles366 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiFri 2:06 PM1722 km1070 miles930 nmWest W
Apia *Sat 3:06 PM2043 km1269 miles1103 nmWest-northwest WNW
FakaofoSat 2:06 PM2212 km1374 miles1194 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaSat 2:06 PM2267 km1409 miles1224 nmWest W
KiritimatiSat 3:06 PM2403 km1493 miles1297 nmNorth N
AdamstownFri 5:06 PM2488 km1546 miles1343 nmEast-southeast ESE
Suva *Sat 2:06 PM2956 km1837 miles1596 nmWest W
FunafutiSat 1:06 PM3179 km1975 miles1717 nmWest-northwest WNW

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