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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, September 7, 2012 at 16:36:00 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: 58%

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 Friday, September 7, 2012 at 16:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 42' North, Longitude: 171° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.04 meters/second, 1512.1 km/hour, 939.6 miles/hour or 816.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.66 miwest0° 00' 02.5"0.05 minorth15.66 mi
1 hour14° 30' 55.0"939.27 miwest0° 02' 28.2"2.83 minorth939.15 mi
24 hours11° 42' 56.6"758.20 mieast0° 32' 24.8"37.17 minorth757.75 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MidwayFri 5:36 AM1004 km624 miles542 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HonoluluFri 6:36 AM1452 km902 miles784 nmEast E
Wake IslandSat 4:36 AM2258 km1403 miles1219 nmWest W
Baker IslandFri 4:36 AM2325 km1445 miles1255 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroSat 4:36 AM2366 km1470 miles1278 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiSat 6:36 AM2611 km1622 miles1410 nmSoutheast SE
TarawaSat 4:36 AM2698 km1676 miles1457 nmSouthwest SW
YarenSat 4:36 AM3299 km2050 miles1781 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoSat 5:36 AM3327 km2067 miles1796 nmSouth S
FunafutiSat 4:36 AM3378 km2099 miles1824 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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