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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 09:28:00 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 09:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 36' North, Longitude: 143° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.98 meters/second, 1605.5 km/hour, 997.6 miles/hour or 866.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.63 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 32' 54.7"997.50 miwest0° 10' 28.1"11.99 minorth997.37 mi
24 hours10° 52' 24.4"745.54 mieast3° 58' 28.1"273.15 minorth790.21 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiSun 11:28 PM1681 km1045 miles908 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluSat 11:28 PM2180 km1355 miles1177 nmNorthwest NW
PapeeteSat 11:28 PM2864 km1780 miles1547 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoSun 10:28 PM3623 km2251 miles1956 nmWest-southwest WSW
RarotongaSat 11:28 PM3663 km2276 miles1978 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandSat 9:28 PM3773 km2344 miles2037 nmWest W
AdamstownSun 1:28 AM3887 km2415 miles2099 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Los Angeles *Sun 2:28 AM3896 km2421 miles2104 nmNortheast NE
Apia *Sun 11:28 PM3940 km2448 miles2127 nmSouthwest SW
San Francisco *Sun 2:28 AM3948 km2453 miles2132 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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