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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: 96%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterWednesday, August 14, 2013 at 10:57 AM
Next phaseFull MoonWednesday, August 21, 2013 at 1:45 AM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, August 19, 2013 at 08:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 46' South, Longitude: 144° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.25 meters/second, 1552.5 km/hour, 964.7 miles/hour or 838.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"16.08 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.17 minorth16.08 mi
1 hour14° 25' 10.6"964.50 miwest0° 08' 41.7"9.96 minorth964.87 mi
24 hours13° 40' 43.5"914.96 mieast3° 52' 52.5"266.81 minorth960.20 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteSun 10:00 PM614 km381 miles331 nmWest-southwest WSW
TaiohaeSun 10:30 PM845 km525 miles457 nmNortheast NE
RarotongaSun 10:00 PM1759 km1093 miles950 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownMidnight Sun-Mon1895 km1177 miles1023 nmSoutheast SE
KiritimatiMon 10:00 PM2315 km1438 miles1250 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiSun 9:00 PM2737 km1700 miles1478 nmWest-southwest WSW
ApiaMon 9:00 PM2932 km1822 miles1583 nmWest W
FakaofoMon 9:00 PM2959 km1839 miles1598 nmWest W
NukualofaMon 9:00 PM3312 km2058 miles1788 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandSun 8:00 PM3881 km2411 miles2095 nmWest-northwest WNW

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