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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 Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 21:10:00 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: 35%

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 Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 21:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 22' North, Longitude: 149° 37' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.98 meters/second, 1565.9 km/hour, 973.0 miles/hour or 845.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.22 miwest0° 00' 08.4"0.16 misouth16.22 mi
1 hour14° 31' 04.2"972.81 miwest0° 08' 28.6"9.71 misouth973.17 mi
24 hours11° 34' 29.0"775.65 mieast3° 44' 03.6"256.70 misouth822.62 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SaipanWed 7:10 AM426 km265 miles230 nmWest-northwest WNW
HagåtñaWed 7:10 AM535 km332 miles289 nmWest W
PalikirWed 8:10 AM1247 km775 miles673 nmSoutheast SE
MelekeokWed 6:10 AM1805 km1122 miles975 nmWest-southwest WSW
Wake IslandWed 9:10 AM1894 km1177 miles1023 nmEast-northeast ENE
JayapuraWed 6:10 AM2113 km1313 miles1141 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ManokwariWed 6:10 AM2404 km1494 miles1298 nmSouthwest SW
MajuroWed 9:10 AM2491 km1548 miles1345 nmEast-southeast ESE
YarenWed 9:10 AM2521 km1566 miles1361 nmSoutheast SE
YokohamaWed 6:10 AM2539 km1577 miles1371 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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