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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 Friday, August 10, 2012 at 17:36:00 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: 41%

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 Friday, August 10, 2012 at 17:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 09' North, Longitude: 167° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.68 meters/second, 1518.0 km/hour, 943.3 miles/hour or 819.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.72 miwest0° 00' 03.8"0.08 minorth15.72 mi
1 hour14° 31' 10.4"942.94 miwest0° 03' 53.6"4.47 minorth942.75 mi
24 hours11° 39' 35.3"757.31 mieast1° 07' 24.4"77.29 minorth758.48 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluFri 7:36 AM979 km608 miles528 nmEast E
MidwayFri 6:36 AM1367 km849 miles738 nmNorthwest NW
KiritimatiSat 7:36 AM2288 km1422 miles1235 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Baker IslandFri 5:36 AM2429 km1509 miles1312 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroSat 5:36 AM2741 km1703 miles1480 nmWest-southwest WSW
Wake IslandSat 5:36 AM2743 km1705 miles1481 nmWest W
TarawaSat 5:36 AM2991 km1859 miles1615 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoSat 6:36 AM3295 km2047 miles1779 nmSouth S
FunafutiSat 5:36 AM3504 km2177 miles1892 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Adak *Fri 8:36 AM3615 km2246 miles1952 nmNorth N
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