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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 Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 05:14:00 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: 66%

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 Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 05:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 20' North, Longitude: 151° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.92 meters/second, 1619.7 km/hour, 1006.4 miles/hour or 874.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.77 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 minorth16.77 mi
1 hour14° 32' 58.0"1006.38 miwest0° 11' 16.2"12.91 minorth1006.45 mi
24 hours10° 43' 22.4"741.70 mieast4° 25' 30.5"304.05 minorth800.76 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiThu 7:14 PM659 km410 miles356 nmWest-northwest WNW
PapeeteWed 7:14 PM1990 km1236 miles1074 nmSouth S
HonoluluWed 7:14 PM2417 km1502 miles1305 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FakaofoThu 6:14 PM2426 km1507 miles1310 nmWest-southwest WSW
RarotongaWed 7:14 PM2547 km1582 miles1375 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Apia *Thu 7:14 PM2720 km1690 miles1469 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandWed 5:14 PM2769 km1720 miles1495 nmWest W
AlofiWed 6:14 PM2933 km1823 miles1584 nmSouthwest SW
FunafutiThu 5:14 PM3381 km2101 miles1826 nmWest-southwest WSW
NukualofaThu 6:14 PM3497 km2173 miles1888 nmSouthwest SW

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