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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: 89%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterWednesday, August 14, 2013 at 10:58 AM
Next phaseFull MoonWednesday, August 21, 2013 at 1:46 AM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 08:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 42' South, Longitude: 158° 29' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.39 meters/second, 1527.8 km/hour, 949.3 miles/hour or 825.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.1"15.82 miwest0° 00' 05.9"0.11 minorth15.82 mi
1 hour14° 24' 09.6"949.10 miwest0° 05' 59.5"6.87 minorth949.39 mi
24 hours14° 09' 27.7"932.97 mieast2° 56' 07.8"201.85 minorth961.58 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaSat 10:00 PM413 km257 miles223 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PapeeteSat 10:00 PM946 km588 miles511 nmEast E
AlofiSat 9:00 PM1217 km756 miles657 nmWest W
ApiaSun 9:00 PM1487 km924 miles803 nmWest-northwest WNW
FakaofoSun 9:00 PM1659 km1031 miles896 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaSun 9:00 PM1795 km1116 miles969 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiSun 10:00 PM2169 km1348 miles1171 nmNorth N
SuvaSun 8:00 PM2446 km1520 miles1321 nmWest W
FunafutiSun 8:00 PM2620 km1628 miles1415 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baker IslandSat 8:00 PM2794 km1736 miles1509 nmNorthwest NW

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