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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 Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 12:20:00 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: 90%

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 Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 12:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 02' North, Longitude: 151° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.31 meters/second, 1538.3 km/hour, 955.9 miles/hour or 830.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"15.93 miwest0° 00' 05.6"0.11 minorth15.93 mi
1 hour14° 31' 39.7"955.58 miwest0° 05' 39.2"6.48 minorth955.35 mi
24 hours11° 25' 39.8"751.75 mieast1° 51' 42.7"128.06 minorth758.53 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HiloWed 2:20 AM387 km241 miles209 nmWest-northwest WNW
WailukuWed 2:20 AM581 km361 miles314 nmNorthwest NW
HonoluluWed 2:20 AM726 km451 miles392 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiThu 2:20 AM1886 km1172 miles1018 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MidwayWed 1:20 AM2839 km1764 miles1533 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baker IslandWed 12:20 AM3340 km2075 miles1803 nmWest-southwest WSW
San Francisco *Wed 5:20 AM3602 km2238 miles1945 nmNortheast NE
FakaofoThu 1:20 AM3704 km2302 miles2000 nmSouthwest SW
Los Angeles *Wed 5:20 AM3777 km2347 miles2039 nmNortheast NE
PapeeteWed 2:20 AM3942 km2450 miles2129 nmSouth S

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