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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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Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 58%
Previous phaseFull MoonFriday, August 31, 2012 at 1:59 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterSaturday, September 8, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, September 7, 2012 at 18:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 47' North
Longitude: 158° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.79 meters/second, 1511.3 km/hour, 939.1 miles/hour or 816.0 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.65 miwest0° 00' 02.3"0.04 minorth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 52.7"938.79 miwest0° 02' 16.6"2.61 minorth938.67 mi
24 hours11° 43' 45.3"758.72 mieast0° 27' 38.9"31.71 minorth758.22 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 6:36 AM829 km515 miles447 nmEast E
PalikirSat 5:36 AM1536 km955 miles830 nmSouth S
Guam (Hagåtña)Sat 4:36 AM1707 km1060 miles921 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroSat 6:36 AM2009 km1248 miles1085 nmSoutheast SE
YokohamaSat 3:36 AM2484 km1543 miles1341 nmNorthwest NW
TokyoSat 3:36 AM2496 km1551 miles1348 nmNorthwest NW
YarenSat 6:36 AM2515 km1563 miles1358 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MidwayFri 7:36 AM2537 km1577 miles1370 nmEast-northeast ENE
TarawaSat 6:36 AM2635 km1637 miles1423 nmSoutheast SE
MelekeokSat 3:36 AM2997 km1862 miles1618 nmWest-southwest WSW
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