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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 17:36:00 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 17:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 45' North, Longitude: 173° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.92 meters/second, 1511.7 km/hour, 939.3 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' 53.9"938.99 miwest0° 02' 22.4"2.72 minorth938.87 mi
24 hours348° 16' 38.9"758.43 miwest0° 30' 03.3"34.46 minorth757.95 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 5:36 AM753 km468 miles406 nmWest-southwest WSW
MidwayFri 6:36 AM1227 km763 miles663 nmNortheast NE
MajuroSat 5:36 AM1528 km949 miles825 nmSouth S
TarawaSat 5:36 AM2139 km1329 miles1155 nmSouth S
PalikirSat 4:36 AM2266 km1408 miles1223 nmSouthwest SW
YarenSat 5:36 AM2466 km1532 miles1332 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandFri 5:36 AM2513 km1562 miles1357 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HonoluluFri 7:36 AM2956 km1837 miles1596 nmEast E
HagåtñaSat 3:36 AM3176 km1973 miles1715 nmWest W
FunafutiSat 5:36 AM3293 km2046 miles1778 nmSouth S
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