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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 Monday, September 24, 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: 64%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterSaturday, September 22, 2012 at 7:42 PM
Next phaseFull MoonSunday, September 30, 2012 at 3:20 AM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, September 24, 2012 at 02:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 18' South, Longitude: 116° 13' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.35 meters/second, 1527.7 km/hour, 949.2 miles/hour or 824.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.8"15.82 miwest0° 00' 06.3"0.12 minorth15.82 mi
1 hour14° 26' 57.0"949.00 miwest0° 06' 28.1"7.42 minorth949.32 mi
24 hours12° 54' 16.1"847.59 mieast3° 01' 52.6"208.45 minorth879.62 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Easter Island *Sun 9:48 PM1202 km747 miles649 nmSoutheast SE
AdamstownSun 6:48 PM1620 km1007 miles875 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsSun 8:48 PM3487 km2167 miles1883 nmEast-northeast ENE
PapeeteSun 4:48 PM3530 km2194 miles1906 nmWest W
LimaSun 9:48 PM4258 km2646 miles2299 nmEast E
RarotongaSun 4:48 PM4563 km2836 miles2464 nmWest-southwest WSW
Mexico City *Sun 9:48 PM4571 km2840 miles2468 nmNorth-northeast NNE
QuitoSun 9:48 PM4581 km2847 miles2474 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuatemalaSun 8:48 PM4603 km2860 miles2485 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorSun 8:48 PM4617 km2869 miles2493 nmNortheast NE
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