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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: 48%

Previous phaseThird QuarterSaturday, September 8, 2012 at 1:16 PM
Next phaseNew MoonSunday, September 16, 2012 at 2:11 AM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 17:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 15' North, Longitude: 174° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.32 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' 29.9"935.42 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth935.42 mi
24 hours11° 50' 51.0"763.96 mieast0° 27' 36.2"31.65 misouth765.79 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MidwaySat 6:36 AM812 km505 miles438 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HonoluluSat 7:36 AM1765 km1097 miles953 nmEast E
Wake IslandSun 5:36 AM1941 km1206 miles1048 nmWest W
MajuroSun 5:36 AM2163 km1344 miles1168 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandSat 5:36 AM2335 km1451 miles1261 nmSouth S
TarawaSun 5:36 AM2558 km1590 miles1381 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KiritimatiSun 7:36 AM2867 km1781 miles1548 nmSoutheast SE
YarenSun 5:36 AM3119 km1938 miles1684 nmSouthwest SW
PalikirSun 4:36 AM3306 km2054 miles1785 nmWest-southwest WSW
FunafutiSun 5:36 AM3355 km2085 miles1812 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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