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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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Map notes

  • The bright part of the map shows where the moon is over the horizon on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 19:20:00 UTC.
  • The Sun's position is marked with this symbol: Sun symbol. At this location, the Sun will be at its zenith (directly overhead) in relation to an observer.
  • The Moon's position is marked with this symbol: Moon symbol. At this location, the Moon will be at its zenith in relation to an observer. Note that the symbol is not showing the current phase of the Moon.

Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 50%

Previous phaseThird QuarterThursday, August 9, 2012 at 6:56 PM
Next phaseNew MoonFriday, August 17, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 19:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 19' North, Longitude: 156° 16' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.70 meters/second, 1536.1 km/hour, 954.5 miles/hour or 829.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.8"15.91 miwest0° 00' 05.9"0.11 minorth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 31' 50.4"954.21 miwest0° 05' 50.3"6.69 minorth953.97 mi
24 hours11° 24' 06.2"748.82 mieast1° 56' 24.9"133.46 minorth756.34 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Wake IslandFri 7:20 AM1100 km684 miles594 nmEast E
PalikirFri 6:20 AM1278 km794 miles690 nmSouth S
HagåtñaFri 5:20 AM1343 km835 miles725 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroFri 7:20 AM2037 km1266 miles1100 nmSoutheast SE
YarenFri 7:20 AM2389 km1485 miles1290 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YokohamaFri 4:20 AM2507 km1558 miles1354 nmNorthwest NW
TokyoFri 4:20 AM2523 km1568 miles1363 nmNorthwest NW
TarawaFri 7:20 AM2615 km1625 miles1412 nmSoutheast SE
MelekeokFri 4:20 AM2631 km1635 miles1421 nmWest-southwest WSW
MidwayThu 8:20 AM2904 km1804 miles1568 nmEast-northeast ENE
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