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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 Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 00:02:00 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: 5%

Previous phaseNew MoonSunday, September 16, 2012 at 2:12 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterSaturday, September 22, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 00:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 03' South, Longitude: 159° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.80 meters/second, 1579.7 km/hour, 981.6 miles/hour or 853.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"16.36 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 misouth16.36 mi
1 hour14° 27' 18.4"981.36 miwest0° 11' 16.3"12.91 misouth981.13 mi
24 hours13° 19' 39.2"904.82 mieast4° 09' 15.9"285.59 misouth941.95 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaMon 2:02 PM1127 km700 miles609 nmSouth S
PapeeteMon 2:02 PM1289 km801 miles696 nmSoutheast SE
FakaofoTue 1:02 PM1299 km807 miles702 nmWest W
ApiaTue 1:02 PM1369 km851 miles739 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiMon 1:02 PM1427 km887 miles770 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiTue 2:02 PM1448 km900 miles782 nmNorth N
NukualofaTue 1:02 PM2014 km1252 miles1088 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandMon 12:02 PM2253 km1400 miles1217 nmWest-northwest WNW
FunafutiTue 12:02 PM2351 km1461 miles1270 nmWest W
SuvaTue 12:02 PM2502 km1555 miles1351 nmWest-southwest WSW
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