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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 17:26:00 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 17:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 44' North, Longitude: 176° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.94 meters/second, 1511.8 km/hour, 939.4 miles/hour or 816.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.66 miwest0° 00' 02.3"0.05 minorth15.66 mi
1 hour14° 30' 54.1"939.04 miwest0° 02' 23.5"2.74 minorth938.92 mi
24 hours348° 16' 43.1"758.39 miwest0° 30' 26.9"34.91 minorth757.92 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Wake IslandSat 5:26 AM1001 km622 miles541 nmWest W
MidwayFri 6:26 AM1060 km659 miles572 nmNortheast NE
MajuroSat 5:26 AM1593 km990 miles860 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TarawaSat 5:26 AM2164 km1344 miles1168 nmSouth S
Baker IslandFri 5:26 AM2412 km1499 miles1302 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalikirSat 4:26 AM2464 km1531 miles1330 nmSouthwest SW
YarenSat 5:26 AM2556 km1589 miles1380 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HonoluluFri 7:26 AM2706 km1681 miles1461 nmEast E
FunafutiSat 5:26 AM3254 km2022 miles1757 nmSouth S
HagåtñaSat 3:26 AM3424 km2128 miles1849 nmWest W
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