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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 Monday, October 8, 2012 at 16:10:00 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: 47%

Previous phaseThird QuarterMonday, October 8, 2012 at 7:35 AM
Next phaseNew MoonMonday, October 15, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 16:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 52' North, Longitude: 149° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.33 meters/second, 1538.4 km/hour, 955.9 miles/hour or 830.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.93 miwest0° 00' 06.0"0.11 misouth15.93 mi
1 hour14° 30' 55.4"955.65 miwest0° 06' 01.4"6.91 misouth955.95 mi
24 hours11° 36' 09.2"763.95 mieast2° 48' 38.3"193.27 misouth793.54 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HiloMon 6:10 AM632 km393 miles341 nmWest-northwest WNW
HonoluluMon 6:10 AM965 km600 miles521 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiTue 6:10 AM1971 km1225 miles1064 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MidwayMon 5:10 AM3077 km1912 miles1662 nmWest-northwest WNW
San Francisco *Mon 9:10 AM3429 km2131 miles1852 nmNortheast NE
Baker IslandMon 4:10 AM3550 km2206 miles1917 nmWest-southwest WSW
Los Angeles *Mon 9:10 AM3576 km2222 miles1931 nmNortheast NE
FakaofoTue 5:10 AM3852 km2393 miles2080 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteMon 6:10 AM3916 km2433 miles2115 nmSouth S
Las Vegas *Mon 9:10 AM3924 km2438 miles2119 nmNortheast NE

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