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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 18:36:00 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: 38%

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 18:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 45' North, Longitude: 177° 16' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.61 meters/second, 1510.6 km/hour, 938.6 miles/hour or 815.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"15.64 miwest0° 00' 02.5"0.05 misouth15.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 16.9"938.32 miwest0° 02' 31.0"2.89 misouth938.45 mi
24 hours11° 53' 51.4"769.75 mieast1° 28' 11.7"101.11 misouth779.97 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MidwaySun 7:36 AM827 km514 miles447 nmNorth N
Wake IslandMon 6:36 AM1691 km1051 miles913 nmWest W
MajuroMon 6:36 AM1952 km1213 miles1054 nmSouthwest SW
HonoluluSun 8:36 AM2017 km1253 miles1089 nmEast E
Baker IslandSun 6:36 AM2275 km1414 miles1228 nmSouth S
TarawaMon 6:36 AM2386 km1483 miles1288 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YarenMon 6:36 AM2917 km1813 miles1575 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiMon 8:36 AM3008 km1869 miles1624 nmSoutheast SE
PalikirMon 5:36 AM3058 km1900 miles1651 nmWest-southwest WSW
FunafutiMon 6:36 AM3260 km2025 miles1760 nmSouth S
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