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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 Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 15:46:00 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: 66%

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 Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 15:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 52' North, Longitude: 166° 58' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.49 meters/second, 1510.2 km/hour, 938.4 miles/hour or 815.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.64 miwest0° 00' 01.3"0.03 misouth15.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 42.7"938.05 miwest0° 01' 25.5"1.63 misouth938.12 mi
24 hours11° 42' 31.4"756.94 mieast1° 01' 08.7"70.11 misouth762.69 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluSat 5:46 AM948 km589 miles512 nmEast E
MidwaySat 4:46 AM1331 km827 miles718 nmNorthwest NW
KiritimatiSun 5:46 AM2348 km1459 miles1268 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Baker IslandSat 3:46 AM2510 km1559 miles1355 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Wake IslandSun 3:46 AM2762 km1716 miles1491 nmWest W
MajuroSun 3:46 AM2798 km1739 miles1511 nmWest-southwest WSW
TarawaSun 3:46 AM3060 km1901 miles1652 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoSun 4:46 AM3376 km2098 miles1823 nmSouth S
Adak *Sat 6:46 AM3541 km2200 miles1912 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FunafutiSun 3:46 AM3584 km2227 miles1935 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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