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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, October 7, 2012 at 15:36:00 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: 57%

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, October 7, 2012 at 15:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 51' North, Longitude: 152° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.25 meters/second, 1520.1 km/hour, 944.6 miles/hour or 820.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.74 miwest0° 00' 03.7"0.07 misouth15.74 mi
1 hour14° 30' 46.0"944.25 miwest0° 03' 44.4"4.29 misouth944.45 mi
24 hours11° 39' 55.5"759.07 mieast1° 55' 44.1"132.67 misouth774.96 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HiloSun 5:36 AM236 km146 miles127 nmWest W
WailukuSun 5:36 AM398 km248 miles215 nmWest-northwest WNW
HonoluluSun 5:36 AM547 km340 miles295 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiMon 5:36 AM2049 km1273 miles1106 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MidwaySun 4:36 AM2655 km1650 miles1434 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baker IslandSun 3:36 AM3372 km2095 miles1821 nmSouthwest SW
San Francisco *Sun 8:36 AM3545 km2203 miles1914 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Sun 8:36 AM3753 km2332 miles2026 nmEast-northeast ENE
FakaofoMon 4:36 AM3809 km2367 miles2057 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Unalaska *Sun 7:36 AM3955 km2457 miles2135 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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