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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 Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 02:42:00 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: 45%

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 Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 02:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 08' South, Longitude: 137° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.97 meters/second, 1594.7 km/hour, 990.9 miles/hour or 861.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"16.51 miwest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 minorth16.52 mi
1 hour14° 30' 27.1"990.80 miwest0° 10' 50.9"12.43 minorth991.13 mi
24 hours11° 30' 56.2"786.49 mieast4° 27' 03.4"305.86 minorth847.69 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeMon 5:12 PM244 km151 miles132 nmWest W
PapeeteMon 4:42 PM1622 km1008 miles876 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownMon 6:42 PM1921 km1194 miles1037 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KiritimatiTue 4:42 PM2534 km1575 miles1368 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaMon 4:42 PM2757 km1713 miles1489 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Mon 9:42 PM3548 km2205 miles1916 nmSoutheast SE
AlofiMon 3:42 PM3683 km2288 miles1989 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoTue 3:42 PM3729 km2317 miles2013 nmWest W
Apia *Tue 4:42 PM3795 km2358 miles2049 nmWest W
HonoluluMon 4:42 PM4049 km2516 miles2186 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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