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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 Friday, October 5, 2012 at 15:20:00 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: 74%

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 Friday, October 5, 2012 at 15:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 56' North, Longitude: 172° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.35 meters/second, 1509.7 km/hour, 938.1 miles/hour or 815.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.63 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 50.0"937.73 miwest0° 00' 58.1"1.11 minorth937.68 mi
24 hours11° 41' 44.8"755.74 mieast0° 03' 44.2"4.29 misouth755.91 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MidwayFri 4:20 AM951 km591 miles514 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HonoluluFri 5:20 AM1508 km937 miles814 nmEast E
Wake IslandSat 3:20 AM2200 km1367 miles1188 nmWest W
MajuroSat 3:20 AM2336 km1451 miles1261 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandFri 3:20 AM2338 km1453 miles1262 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KiritimatiSat 5:20 AM2668 km1658 miles1441 nmSoutheast SE
TarawaSat 3:20 AM2681 km1666 miles1447 nmSouthwest SW
YarenSat 3:20 AM3274 km2035 miles1768 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoSat 4:20 AM3354 km2084 miles1811 nmSouth S
FunafutiSat 3:20 AM3385 km2103 miles1828 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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