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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 Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 09:18:00 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: 100%

Previous phaseFull MoonSunday, September 30, 2012 at 3:20 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterMonday, October 8, 2012 at 7:35 AM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 09:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 34' North, Longitude: 140° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.01 meters/second, 1605.6 km/hour, 997.7 miles/hour or 867.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.63 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 32' 54.8"997.57 miwest0° 10' 28.6"12.00 minorth997.44 mi
24 hours10° 52' 22.0"745.55 mieast3° 58' 39.8"273.38 minorth790.30 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiSun 11:18 PM1932 km1201 miles1043 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluSat 11:18 PM2376 km1477 miles1283 nmNorthwest NW
PapeeteSat 11:18 PM2937 km1825 miles1586 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Los Angeles *Sun 2:18 AM3740 km2324 miles2019 nmNortheast NE
AdamstownSun 1:18 AM3795 km2358 miles2049 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RarotongaSat 11:18 PM3798 km2360 miles2051 nmSouth-southwest SSW
San Francisco *Sun 2:18 AM3826 km2378 miles2066 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FakaofoSun 10:18 PM3854 km2394 miles2081 nmWest-southwest WSW
HermosilloSun 2:18 AM3933 km2444 miles2124 nmNortheast NE
Baker IslandSat 9:18 PM4036 km2508 miles2179 nmWest W

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