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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 Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 00:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 00' North, Longitude: 177° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.70 meters/second, 1608.1 km/hour, 999.2 miles/hour or 868.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.65 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 minorth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 31' 26.3"999.20 miwest0° 10' 54.7"12.50 minorth999.11 mi
24 hours11° 23' 55.1"784.19 mieast4° 08' 58.3"285.18 minorth830.99 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Baker IslandTue 12:48 PM655 km407 miles353 nmSouth S
TarawaWed 12:48 PM1160 km721 miles626 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroWed 12:48 PM1244 km773 miles672 nmWest W
FunafutiWed 12:48 PM1644 km1022 miles888 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoWed 1:48 PM1841 km1144 miles994 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenWed 12:48 PM1866 km1159 miles1007 nmWest-southwest WSW
Wake IslandWed 12:48 PM2251 km1399 miles1216 nmNorthwest NW
Apia *Wed 2:48 PM2287 km1421 miles1235 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KiritimatiWed 2:48 PM2297 km1427 miles1240 nmEast E
MidwayTue 1:48 PM2458 km1527 miles1327 nmNorth N

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