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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: 23%

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 Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 00:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 01' South, Longitude: 137° 21' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.91 meters/second, 1536.9 km/hour, 955.0 miles/hour or 829.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.9"15.92 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.15 minorth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 26' 01.8"954.83 miwest0° 07' 41.2"8.81 minorth955.19 mi
24 hours13° 08' 45.7"869.67 mieast3° 28' 24.1"238.83 minorth909.09 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Gambier IslandsSat 3:56 PM723 km449 miles390 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TaiohaeSat 3:26 PM917 km570 miles495 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AdamstownSat 4:56 PM1167 km725 miles630 nmSoutheast SE
PapeeteSat 2:56 PM1300 km808 miles702 nmWest W
RarotongaSat 2:56 PM2403 km1493 miles1297 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiSun 2:56 PM3029 km1882 miles1636 nmNorthwest NW
Easter Island *Sat 7:56 PM3091 km1920 miles1669 nmEast-southeast ESE
AlofiSat 1:56 PM3451 km2144 miles1863 nmWest W
Apia *Sun 2:56 PM3706 km2303 miles2001 nmWest W
FakaofoSun 1:56 PM3763 km2338 miles2032 nmWest W

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