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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 Monday, November 19, 2012 at 02:32:00 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

Fraction of moon illuminated: 34%

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 Monday, November 19, 2012 at 02:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 17' South, Longitude: 147° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.68 meters/second, 1568.4 km/hour, 974.6 miles/hour or 846.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 28.4"16.24 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 minorth16.24 mi
1 hour14° 28' 27.5"974.44 miwest0° 09' 43.4"11.14 minorth974.82 mi
24 hours12° 13' 22.4"822.90 mieast4° 07' 38.0"283.68 minorth876.33 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteSun 4:32 PM540 km335 miles291 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TaiohaeSun 5:02 PM955 km593 miles516 nmEast-northeast ENE
RarotongaSun 4:32 PM1609 km1000 miles869 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiMon 4:32 PM2022 km1256 miles1092 nmNorthwest NW
AdamstownSun 6:32 PM2208 km1372 miles1192 nmSoutheast SE
AlofiSun 3:32 PM2520 km1566 miles1361 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoMon 3:32 PM2669 km1659 miles1441 nmWest W
Apia *Mon 4:32 PM2671 km1659 miles1442 nmWest W
NukualofaMon 3:32 PM3108 km1931 miles1678 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandSun 2:32 PM3568 km2217 miles1927 nmWest-northwest WNW

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