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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: 1%

Previous phaseNew MoonTuesday, August 6, 2013 at 9:52 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterWednesday, August 14, 2013 at 10:58 AM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 21:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 01' North, Longitude: 136° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.55 meters/second, 1604.0 km/hour, 996.7 miles/hour or 866.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.61 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.18 misouth16.61 mi
1 hour14° 32' 58.2"996.57 miwest0° 09' 42.5"11.12 misouth996.83 mi
24 hours10° 47' 56.1"739.69 mieast4° 02' 29.7"277.72 misouth792.96 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiThu 11:50 AM2388 km1484 miles1290 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluWed 11:50 AM2708 km1683 miles1462 nmNorthwest NW
PapeeteWed 11:50 AM3162 km1965 miles1707 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Los Angeles *Wed 2:50 PM3447 km2142 miles1861 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HermosilloWed 2:50 PM3560 km2212 miles1922 nmNortheast NE
San Francisco *Wed 2:50 PM3594 km2233 miles1940 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AdamstownWed 1:50 PM3729 km2317 miles2014 nmSouth S
PhoenixWed 2:50 PM3785 km2352 miles2044 nmNortheast NE
Las Vegas *Wed 2:50 PM3804 km2364 miles2054 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RarotongaWed 11:50 AM4104 km2550 miles2216 nmSouthwest SW

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