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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 Friday, September 14, 2012 at 19:28:00 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: 2%

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 Friday, September 14, 2012 at 19:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 45' North, Longitude: 130° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.98 meters/second, 1609.1 km/hour, 999.9 miles/hour or 868.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.66 miwest0° 00' 12.0"0.23 misouth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 30' 11.0"999.74 miwest0° 12' 09.6"13.93 misouth999.98 mi
24 hours12° 01' 19.5"828.72 mieast4° 59' 44.0"343.24 misouth898.79 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiSat 9:28 AM2995 km1861 miles1617 nmWest W
PapeeteFri 9:28 AM3233 km2009 miles1746 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownFri 11:28 AM3300 km2050 miles1782 nmSouth S
HermosilloFri 12:28 PM3391 km2107 miles1831 nmNortheast NE
HonoluluFri 9:28 AM3473 km2158 miles1875 nmNorthwest NW
Los Angeles *Fri 12:28 PM3483 km2164 miles1881 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PhoenixFri 12:28 PM3708 km2304 miles2002 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San Francisco *Fri 12:28 PM3747 km2328 miles2023 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico City *Fri 2:28 PM3773 km2344 miles2037 nmEast-northeast ENE
Las Vegas *Fri 12:28 PM3815 km2370 miles2060 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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