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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 05:24:00 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: 67%

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 05:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 22' North, Longitude: 154° 02' 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' 58.2"1006.38 miwest0° 11' 16.1"12.90 minorth1006.45 mi
24 hours10° 43' 18.4"741.62 mieast4° 25' 25.5"303.96 minorth800.64 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiThu 7:24 PM403 km250 miles218 nmWest-northwest WNW
PapeeteWed 7:24 PM2040 km1268 miles1102 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FakaofoThu 6:24 PM2190 km1361 miles1182 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluWed 7:24 PM2354 km1462 miles1271 nmNorth N
RarotongaWed 7:24 PM2470 km1535 miles1334 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandWed 5:24 PM2499 km1553 miles1349 nmWest W
Apia *Thu 7:24 PM2509 km1559 miles1355 nmSouthwest SW
AlofiWed 6:24 PM2762 km1716 miles1491 nmSouthwest SW
FunafutiThu 5:24 PM3126 km1942 miles1688 nmWest-southwest WSW
NukualofaThu 6:24 PM3311 km2057 miles1788 nmSouthwest SW

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