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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 21:28:00 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 21:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 21' North, Longitude: 159° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.21 meters/second, 1610.0 km/hour, 1000.4 miles/hour or 869.3 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' 08.9"1000.26 miwest0° 12' 14.0"14.01 misouth1000.49 mi
24 hours12° 02' 27.5"830.49 mieast5° 00' 50.0"344.50 misouth900.68 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiSat 11:28 AM368 km229 miles199 nmSoutheast SE
HonoluluFri 11:28 AM1885 km1171 miles1018 nmNorth N
Baker IslandFri 9:28 AM1939 km1205 miles1047 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoSat 10:28 AM1996 km1240 miles1078 nmSouthwest SW
ApiaSat 10:28 AM2423 km1505 miles1308 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PapeeteFri 11:28 AM2657 km1651 miles1435 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FunafutiSat 9:28 AM2754 km1712 miles1487 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiFri 10:28 AM2827 km1757 miles1527 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RarotongaFri 11:28 AM2830 km1759 miles1528 nmSouth S
TarawaSat 9:28 AM3070 km1908 miles1658 nmWest W

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