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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

Fraction of moon illuminated: 18%

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 Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 00:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 38' North, Longitude: 142° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.33 meters/second, 1549.2 km/hour, 962.6 miles/hour or 836.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.04 miwest0° 00' 06.2"0.12 minorth16.04 mi
1 hour14° 31' 13.3"962.37 miwest0° 06' 14.7"7.16 minorth962.13 mi
24 hours11° 33' 03.7"765.63 mieast2° 06' 13.5"144.68 minorth774.89 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluFri 2:46 PM1661 km1032 miles897 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiSat 2:46 PM2277 km1415 miles1230 nmSouthwest SW
San Francisco *Fri 5:46 PM3079 km1913 miles1663 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Fri 5:46 PM3123 km1941 miles1687 nmNortheast NE
Las Vegas *Fri 5:46 PM3485 km2165 miles1882 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloFri 5:46 PM3535 km2197 miles1909 nmEast-northeast ENE
PhoenixFri 5:46 PM3600 km2237 miles1944 nmNortheast NE
MidwayFri 1:46 PM3761 km2337 miles2031 nmWest-northwest WNW
PapeeteFri 2:46 PM3851 km2393 miles2079 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Seattle *Fri 5:46 PM3916 km2433 miles2114 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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