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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 20:28:00 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 20:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 33' North, Longitude: 145° 02' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.10 meters/second, 1609.6 km/hour, 1000.1 miles/hour or 869.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.67 miwest0° 00' 12.1"0.23 misouth16.67 mi
1 hour14° 30' 10.1"1000.00 miwest0° 12' 11.8"13.97 misouth1000.24 mi
24 hours12° 01' 53.1"829.60 mieast5° 00' 17.9"343.89 misouth899.74 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiSat 10:28 AM1399 km869 miles755 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluFri 10:28 AM2314 km1438 miles1250 nmNorthwest NW
PapeeteFri 10:28 AM2493 km1549 miles1346 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RarotongaFri 10:28 AM3275 km2035 miles1768 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoSat 9:28 AM3289 km2044 miles1776 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandFri 8:28 AM3529 km2193 miles1906 nmWest W
ApiaSat 9:28 AM3586 km2228 miles1936 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownFri 12:28 PM3654 km2270 miles1973 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AlofiFri 9:28 AM3775 km2346 miles2038 nmSouthwest SW
FunafutiSat 8:28 AM4223 km2624 miles2280 nmWest-southwest WSW

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