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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 Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 20:18:00 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: 6%

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 Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 20:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 15' North, Longitude: 154° 29' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.84 meters/second, 1594.2 km/hour, 990.6 miles/hour or 860.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"16.51 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 misouth16.51 mi
1 hour14° 30' 25.7"990.46 miwest0° 11' 01.7"12.63 misouth990.80 mi
24 hours11° 52' 06.5"810.33 mieast4° 39' 11.3"319.75 misouth875.26 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiFri 10:18 AM874 km543 miles472 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HonoluluThu 10:18 AM1384 km860 miles747 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Baker IslandThu 8:18 AM2634 km1637 miles1422 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoFri 9:18 AM2771 km1722 miles1496 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteThu 10:18 AM3010 km1871 miles1625 nmSouth S
MidwayThu 9:18 AM3187 km1980 miles1721 nmNorthwest NW
ApiaFri 9:18 AM3187 km1980 miles1721 nmSouthwest SW
RarotongaThu 10:18 AM3420 km2125 miles1847 nmSouth S
FunafutiFri 8:18 AM3515 km2184 miles1898 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiThu 9:18 AM3558 km2211 miles1921 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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