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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 Sunday, September 9, 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: 39%

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 Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 17:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 47' North, Longitude: 162° 45' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.50 meters/second, 1510.2 km/hour, 938.4 miles/hour or 815.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"15.64 miwest0° 00' 02.3"0.05 misouth15.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 17.1"938.08 miwest0° 02' 24.9"2.77 misouth938.20 mi
24 hours11° 53' 49.5"769.51 mieast1° 25' 47.2"98.35 misouth779.29 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluSun 7:36 AM513 km319 miles277 nmEast E
WailukuSun 7:36 AM651 km405 miles352 nmEast E
MidwaySun 6:36 AM1692 km1052 miles914 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiMon 7:36 AM2174 km1351 miles1174 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Baker IslandSun 5:36 AM2724 km1692 miles1471 nmSouthwest SW
MajuroMon 5:36 AM3185 km1979 miles1720 nmWest-southwest WSW
Wake IslandMon 5:36 AM3201 km1989 miles1728 nmWest W
TarawaMon 5:36 AM3395 km2110 miles1833 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoMon 6:36 AM3462 km2151 miles1869 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Adak *Sun 8:36 AM3653 km2270 miles1973 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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