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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 Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 03:32:00 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: 56%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterTuesday, November 20, 2012 at 2:33 PM
Next phaseFull MoonWednesday, November 28, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 03:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 31' South, Longitude: 137° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.03 meters/second, 1612.9 km/hour, 1002.2 miles/hour or 870.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.70 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 minorth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 31' 59.2"1002.14 miwest0° 11' 20.3"12.98 minorth1002.36 mi
24 hours11° 00' 30.5"759.11 mieast4° 32' 29.3"312.04 minorth822.20 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeTue 6:02 PM527 km327 miles284 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PapeeteTue 5:32 PM1922 km1194 miles1038 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiWed 5:32 PM2276 km1414 miles1229 nmWest-northwest WNW
AdamstownTue 7:32 PM2421 km1504 miles1307 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RarotongaTue 5:32 PM3003 km1866 miles1621 nmSouthwest SW
HonoluluTue 5:32 PM3594 km2233 miles1941 nmNorthwest NW
FakaofoWed 4:32 PM3722 km2313 miles2010 nmWest W
AlofiTue 4:32 PM3832 km2381 miles2069 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Wed 5:32 PM3859 km2398 miles2084 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Tue 10:32 PM3927 km2440 miles2121 nmSoutheast SE

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