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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 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: 48%

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 17:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 15' North, Longitude: 174° 36' 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' 00.8"0.02 minorth935.42 mi
24 hours11° 50' 50.8"763.95 mieast0° 27' 33.5"31.60 misouth765.78 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 AM821 km510 miles443 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HonoluluSat 7:36 AM1737 km1080 miles938 nmEast E
Wake IslandSun 5:36 AM1969 km1224 miles1063 nmWest W
MajuroSun 5:36 AM2183 km1356 miles1179 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandSat 5:36 AM2338 km1453 miles1262 nmSouth S
TarawaSun 5:36 AM2573 km1599 miles1390 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KiritimatiSun 7:36 AM2847 km1769 miles1537 nmSoutheast SE
YarenSun 5:36 AM3138 km1950 miles1694 nmSouthwest SW
PalikirSun 4:36 AM3331 km2070 miles1799 nmWest-southwest WSW
FunafutiSun 5:36 AM3361 km2088 miles1815 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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