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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, September 6, 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: 67%

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 Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 17:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 20' North, Longitude: 162° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.96 meters/second, 1526.3 km/hour, 948.4 miles/hour or 824.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.81 miwest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 minorth15.81 mi
1 hour14° 31' 25.5"948.07 miwest0° 04' 35.7"5.27 minorth947.87 mi
24 hours11° 32' 00.5"752.96 mieast1° 25' 06.2"97.57 minorth755.94 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 5:36 AM474 km294 miles256 nmEast E
PalikirFri 4:36 AM1439 km894 miles777 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroFri 5:36 AM1666 km1035 miles899 nmSoutheast SE
HagåtñaFri 3:36 AM1965 km1221 miles1061 nmWest-southwest WSW
YarenFri 5:36 AM2258 km1403 miles1219 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MidwayThu 6:36 AM2304 km1432 miles1244 nmEast-northeast ENE
TarawaFri 5:36 AM2308 km1434 miles1246 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TokyoFri 2:36 AM2852 km1772 miles1540 nmNorthwest NW
Baker IslandThu 5:36 AM3150 km1958 miles1701 nmSoutheast SE
HoniaraFri 4:36 AM3190 km1982 miles1722 nmSouth S

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