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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 Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 16:46:00 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: 49%

Previous phaseThird QuarterSaturday, September 8, 2012 at 1:17 PM
Next phaseNew MoonSunday, September 16, 2012 at 2:12 AM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 16:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 15' North, Longitude: 162° 31' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.33 meters/second, 1506.0 km/hour, 935.8 miles/hour or 813.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"15.60 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 minorth15.60 mi
1 hour14° 30' 30.6"935.45 miwest0° 00' 05.7"0.11 minorth935.44 mi
24 hours11° 50' 39.7"763.76 mieast0° 25' 32.1"29.28 misouth765.42 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluSat 6:46 AM483 km300 miles261 nmEast E
WailukuSat 6:46 AM626 km389 miles338 nmEast E
MidwaySat 5:46 AM1688 km1049 miles911 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiSun 6:46 AM2216 km1377 miles1197 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Baker IslandSat 4:46 AM2780 km1727 miles1501 nmSouthwest SW
Wake IslandSun 4:46 AM3224 km2003 miles1741 nmWest W
MajuroSun 4:46 AM3229 km2006 miles1743 nmWest-southwest WSW
TarawaSun 4:46 AM3446 km2141 miles1860 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoSun 5:46 AM3518 km2186 miles1899 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Adak *Sat 7:46 AM3612 km2244 miles1950 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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