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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 22, 2012 at 02:38:00 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: 42%

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 Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 02:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 08' South, Longitude: 141° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.77 meters/second, 1496.8 km/hour, 930.1 miles/hour or 808.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.50 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 minorth15.50 mi
1 hour14° 24' 31.5"929.75 miwest0° 00' 25.1"0.48 minorth929.77 mi
24 hours14° 01' 40.7"905.20 mieast0° 47' 54.0"54.92 minorth909.26 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Gambier IslandsFri 5:38 PM698 km434 miles377 nmEast-southeast ESE
PapeeteFri 4:38 PM949 km589 miles512 nmWest-northwest WNW
AdamstownFri 6:38 PM1233 km766 miles666 nmEast-southeast ESE
RarotongaFri 4:38 PM1910 km1187 miles1032 nmWest W
AlofiFri 3:38 PM2991 km1858 miles1615 nmWest W
KiritimatiSat 4:38 PM3081 km1915 miles1664 nmNorthwest NW
Easter Island *Fri 9:38 PM3314 km2059 miles1789 nmEast-southeast ESE
ApiaSat 3:38 PM3322 km2064 miles1794 nmWest W
FakaofoSat 3:38 PM3453 km2146 miles1865 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaSat 3:38 PM3507 km2179 miles1894 nmWest W
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