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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 Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 20:18:00 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: 17%

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 Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 20:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 27' North, Longitude: 174° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.96 meters/second, 1605.4 km/hour, 997.6 miles/hour or 866.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.62 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 41.7"997.44 miwest0° 11' 32.2"13.21 misouth997.72 mi
24 hours11° 50' 26.8"813.88 mieast4° 48' 13.1"330.07 misouth880.94 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Baker IslandThu 8:18 AM722 km449 miles390 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TarawaFri 8:18 AM1486 km923 miles802 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroFri 8:18 AM1573 km977 miles849 nmWest W
FakaofoFri 9:18 AM1788 km1111 miles965 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FunafutiFri 8:18 AM1792 km1113 miles967 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KiritimatiFri 10:18 AM1981 km1231 miles1070 nmEast-southeast ESE
YarenFri 8:18 AM2195 km1364 miles1185 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Fri 10:18 AM2264 km1407 miles1222 nmSouth S
MidwayThu 9:18 AM2427 km1508 miles1311 nmNorth N
HonoluluThu 10:18 AM2440 km1516 miles1318 nmNortheast NE
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