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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 Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 13:20:00 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: 77%

Previous phaseFull MoonFriday, August 31, 2012 at 2:00 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterSaturday, September 8, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 13:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 35' North, Longitude: 147° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.91 meters/second, 1551.3 km/hour, 963.9 miles/hour or 837.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.06 miwest0° 00' 07.0"0.13 minorth16.07 mi
1 hour14° 32' 05.2"963.65 miwest0° 06' 56.7"7.96 minorth963.39 mi
24 hours11° 16' 16.5"747.35 mieast2° 24' 27.9"165.59 minorth760.69 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluWed 3:20 AM1242 km772 miles671 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiThu 3:20 AM1972 km1225 miles1065 nmSouthwest SW
MidwayWed 2:20 AM3355 km2085 miles1812 nmWest-northwest WNW
San Francisco *Wed 6:20 AM3373 km2096 miles1821 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Wed 6:20 AM3475 km2159 miles1876 nmNortheast NE
Baker IslandWed 1:20 AM3692 km2294 miles1993 nmWest-southwest WSW
PapeeteWed 3:20 AM3782 km2350 miles2042 nmSouth S
Las Vegas *Wed 6:20 AM3830 km2380 miles2068 nmNortheast NE
FakaofoThu 2:20 AM3907 km2427 miles2109 nmSouthwest SW
HermosilloWed 6:20 AM3945 km2451 miles2130 nmEast-northeast ENE

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