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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 21, 2012 at 02:48:00 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: 31%

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 Friday, September 21, 2012 at 02:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 36' South, Longitude: 158° 02' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.14 meters/second, 1501.7 km/hour, 933.1 miles/hour or 810.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.3"15.55 miwest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 misouth15.55 mi
1 hour14° 24' 17.7"932.81 miwest0° 02' 58.0"3.40 misouth932.66 mi
24 hours14° 15' 44.6"923.58 mieast0° 31' 58.0"36.65 misouth922.68 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaThu 4:48 PM195 km121 miles105 nmWest-southwest WSW
PapeeteThu 4:48 PM953 km592 miles515 nmEast-northeast ENE
AlofiThu 3:48 PM1256 km781 miles678 nmWest W
ApiaFri 3:48 PM1640 km1019 miles886 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaFri 3:48 PM1787 km1110 miles965 nmWest W
FakaofoFri 3:48 PM1884 km1171 miles1017 nmNorthwest NW
KiritimatiFri 4:48 PM2486 km1545 miles1342 nmNorth N
SuvaFri 2:48 PM2486 km1545 miles1342 nmWest W
FunafutiFri 2:48 PM2787 km1732 miles1505 nmWest-northwest WNW
AdamstownThu 6:48 PM2904 km1805 miles1568 nmEast-southeast ESE
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