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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 17:46:00 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: 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 17:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 47' North, Longitude: 165° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.52 meters/second, 1510.3 km/hour, 938.4 miles/hour or 815.5 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' 17.0"938.12 miwest0° 02' 25.9"2.79 misouth938.25 mi
24 hours11° 53' 49.9"769.55 mieast1° 26' 11.4"98.81 misouth779.41 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluSun 7:46 AM763 km474 miles412 nmEast E
MidwaySun 6:46 AM1484 km922 miles801 nmNorthwest NW
KiritimatiMon 7:46 AM2259 km1404 miles1220 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Baker IslandSun 5:46 AM2588 km1608 miles1397 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Wake IslandMon 5:46 AM2949 km1832 miles1592 nmWest W
MajuroMon 5:46 AM2958 km1838 miles1597 nmWest-southwest WSW
TarawaMon 5:46 AM3195 km1986 miles1725 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoMon 6:46 AM3400 km2113 miles1836 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Adak *Sun 8:46 AM3591 km2231 miles1939 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FunafutiMon 5:46 AM3663 km2276 miles1978 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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