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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 20:28:00 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 20:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 13' North, Longitude: 156° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.88 meters/second, 1594.4 km/hour, 990.7 miles/hour or 860.9 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"990.55 miwest0° 11' 02.3"12.64 misouth990.88 mi
24 hours11° 52' 09.0"810.45 mieast4° 39' 22.9"319.98 misouth875.44 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiFri 10:28 AM814 km506 miles439 nmSouth S
HonoluluThu 10:28 AM1343 km834 miles725 nmNorth N
Baker IslandThu 8:28 AM2387 km1483 miles1289 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoFri 9:28 AM2597 km1613 miles1402 nmSouthwest SW
MidwayThu 9:28 AM3004 km1866 miles1622 nmNorthwest NW
ApiaFri 9:28 AM3032 km1884 miles1637 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PapeeteThu 10:28 AM3066 km1905 miles1656 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FunafutiFri 8:28 AM3294 km2047 miles1779 nmSouthwest SW
RarotongaThu 10:28 AM3382 km2102 miles1826 nmSouth S
AlofiThu 9:28 AM3437 km2135 miles1856 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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