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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 16:36:00 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 16:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 57' North, Longitude: 169° 14' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.29 meters/second, 1509.4 km/hour, 937.9 miles/hour or 815.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.63 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 49.4"937.59 miwest0° 00' 50.8"0.97 minorth937.55 mi
24 hours348° 18' 06.0"755.80 miwest0° 06' 43.0"7.70 misouth756.13 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Wake IslandSat 4:36 AM328 km204 miles177 nmSouthwest SW
MajuroSat 4:36 AM1542 km958 miles833 nmSouth S
MidwayFri 5:36 AM1575 km978 miles850 nmEast-northeast ENE
PalikirSat 3:36 AM1959 km1217 miles1058 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaSat 4:36 AM2200 km1367 miles1188 nmSouth S
YarenSat 4:36 AM2391 km1486 miles1291 nmSouth S
HagåtñaSat 2:36 AM2729 km1696 miles1474 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandFri 4:36 AM2773 km1723 miles1497 nmSoutheast SE
TokyoSat 1:36 AM3306 km2054 miles1785 nmNorthwest NW
HonoluluFri 6:36 AM3412 km2120 miles1842 nmEast E

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