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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 17:56:00 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 17:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 15' North, Longitude: 179° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.32 meters/second, 1506.0 km/hour, 935.8 miles/hour or 813.1 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' 00.0"0.00 minorth15.60 mi
1 hour14° 30' 29.7"935.42 miwest0° 00' 01.1"0.02 misouth935.42 mi
24 hours11° 50' 55.1"764.03 mieast0° 28' 22.1"32.53 misouth765.93 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MidwaySat 6:56 AM799 km497 miles432 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Wake IslandSun 5:56 AM1469 km913 miles793 nmWest W
MajuroSun 5:56 AM1857 km1154 miles1002 nmSouthwest SW
HonoluluSat 7:56 AM2238 km1391 miles1209 nmEast E
TarawaSun 5:56 AM2342 km1455 miles1265 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandSat 5:56 AM2351 km1461 miles1269 nmSouth S
YarenSun 5:56 AM2830 km1758 miles1528 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PalikirSun 4:56 AM2885 km1792 miles1558 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiSun 7:56 AM3217 km1999 miles1737 nmSoutheast SE
FunafutiSun 5:56 AM3295 km2048 miles1779 nmSouth S

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