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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 03:32:00 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: 65%

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 03:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 13' South, Longitude: 126° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.56 meters/second, 1528.4 km/hour, 949.7 miles/hour or 825.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"15.83 miwest0° 00' 06.4"0.12 minorth15.83 mi
1 hour14° 27' 00.1"949.48 miwest0° 06' 32.8"7.50 minorth949.81 mi
24 hours12° 53' 03.7"846.65 mieast3° 03' 29.9"210.30 minorth879.17 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownSun 7:32 PM831 km517 miles449 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Gambier IslandsSun 6:32 PM1008 km626 miles544 nmSouthwest SW
Easter Island *Sun 10:32 PM2044 km1270 miles1103 nmEast-southeast ESE
PapeeteSun 5:32 PM2412 km1499 miles1302 nmWest W
RarotongaSun 5:32 PM3466 km2154 miles1872 nmWest W
KiritimatiMon 5:32 PM4015 km2495 miles2168 nmWest-northwest WNW
AlofiSun 4:32 PM4538 km2820 miles2451 nmWest W
ApiaMon 4:32 PM4825 km2998 miles2605 nmWest W
NukualofaMon 4:32 PM5066 km3148 miles2735 nmWest-southwest WSW
Mexico City *Sun 10:32 PM5146 km3198 miles2779 nmNortheast NE

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