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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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Moon phase

The moon is so close to the Sun that it hard to see from earth.

Fraction of moon illuminated: 2%

Previous phaseNew MoonMonday, March 11, 2013 at 7:51 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterTuesday, March 19, 2013 at 5:27 PM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 22:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 38' North, Longitude: 148° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.98 meters/second, 1609.1 km/hour, 999.9 miles/hour or 868.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.66 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 31' 25.3"999.76 miwest0° 10' 59.5"12.59 minorth999.68 mi
24 hours11° 24' 07.7"784.89 mieast4° 11' 18.9"287.84 minorth832.70 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiWed 12:48 PM1060 km659 miles572 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluTue 12:48 PM2003 km1245 miles1082 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PapeeteTue 12:48 PM2565 km1594 miles1385 nmSouth S
FakaofoWed 11:48 AM3013 km1872 miles1627 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandTue 10:48 AM3160 km1964 miles1706 nmWest W
RarotongaTue 12:48 PM3215 km1998 miles1736 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Apia *Wed 12:48 PM3349 km2081 miles1808 nmSouthwest SW
AlofiTue 11:48 AM3597 km2235 miles1942 nmSouthwest SW
FunafutiWed 10:48 AM3904 km2426 miles2108 nmWest-southwest WSW
MidwayTue 11:48 AM3936 km2445 miles2125 nmNorthwest NW

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