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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 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: 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 20:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 35' North, Longitude: 142° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.08 meters/second, 1609.5 km/hour, 1000.1 miles/hour or 869.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.67 miwest0° 00' 12.1"0.23 misouth16.67 mi
1 hour14° 30' 10.2"999.96 miwest0° 12' 11.4"13.96 misouth1000.20 mi
24 hours12° 01' 47.5"829.45 mieast5° 00' 12.4"343.78 misouth899.58 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiSat 10:18 AM1663 km1033 miles898 nmWest W
HonoluluFri 10:18 AM2477 km1539 miles1337 nmNorthwest NW
PapeeteFri 10:18 AM2563 km1593 miles1384 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RarotongaFri 10:18 AM3415 km2122 miles1844 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoSat 9:18 AM3530 km2193 miles1906 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownFri 12:18 PM3549 km2205 miles1917 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Baker IslandFri 8:18 AM3796 km2359 miles2050 nmWest W
ApiaSat 9:18 AM3811 km2368 miles2058 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiFri 9:18 AM3973 km2469 miles2145 nmSouthwest SW
Los Angeles *Fri 1:18 PM4121 km2561 miles2225 nmNortheast NE
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