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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 Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 02:28:00 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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it hard to see from earth.

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 Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 02:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 20' North, Longitude: 127° 57' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.70 meters/second, 1611.7 km/hour, 1001.5 miles/hour or 870.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.0"16.69 miwest0° 00' 12.3"0.24 misouth16.69 mi
1 hour14° 30' 03.3"1001.35 miwest0° 12' 23.7"14.20 misouth1001.56 mi
24 hours12° 05' 32.0"835.03 mieast5° 03' 04.6"347.07 misouth905.25 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TernateSat 11:28 AM286 km178 miles155 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SofifiSat 11:28 AM289 km180 miles156 nmSouth S
ManadoSat 10:28 AM401 km249 miles217 nmWest-southwest WSW
General SantosSat 10:28 AM436 km271 miles235 nmNorthwest NW
DavaoSat 10:28 AM489 km304 miles264 nmNorth-northwest NNW
GorontaloSat 10:28 AM626 km389 miles338 nmWest-southwest WSW
Marawi CitySat 10:28 AM657 km408 miles355 nmNorthwest NW
Cagayan de OroSat 10:28 AM678 km421 miles366 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AmbonSat 11:28 AM777 km483 miles419 nmSouth S
ManokwariSat 11:28 AM823 km511 miles444 nmSoutheast SE
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