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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 is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 0%

Previous phaseNew MoonWednesday, April 10, 2013 at 9:36 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterThursday, April 18, 2013 at 12:32 PM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 21:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 06' North, Longitude: 141° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.30 meters/second, 1581.5 km/hour, 982.7 miles/hour or 853.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.38 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 minorth16.38 mi
1 hour14° 31' 33.3"982.50 miwest0° 08' 48.6"10.09 minorth982.28 mi
24 hours11° 26' 03.0"773.42 mieast3° 12' 26.1"220.49 minorth799.39 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluWed 11:46 AM2011 km1249 miles1086 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiThu 11:46 AM2073 km1288 miles1120 nmWest-southwest WSW
PapeeteWed 11:46 AM3392 km2108 miles1832 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Los Angeles *Wed 2:46 PM3392 km2108 miles1832 nmNortheast NE
San Francisco *Wed 2:46 PM3424 km2127 miles1849 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HermosilloWed 2:46 PM3686 km2290 miles1990 nmNortheast NE
Las Vegas *Wed 2:46 PM3757 km2334 miles2029 nmNortheast NE
PhoenixWed 2:46 PM3819 km2373 miles2062 nmNortheast NE
FakaofoThu 10:46 AM4049 km2516 miles2186 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandWed 9:46 AM4073 km2531 miles2199 nmWest-southwest WSW

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