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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 20:28:00 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 20:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 25' North, Longitude: 177° 00' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.98 meters/second, 1605.5 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"16.63 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 41.4"997.50 miwest0° 11' 32.7"13.22 misouth997.78 mi
24 hours11° 50' 33.6"814.06 mieast4° 48' 22.2"330.24 misouth881.15 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 8:28 AM690 km429 miles373 nmSouth S
TarawaFri 8:28 AM1239 km770 miles669 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroFri 8:28 AM1306 km812 miles705 nmWest W
FunafutiFri 8:28 AM1703 km1058 miles920 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoFri 9:28 AM1859 km1155 miles1004 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenFri 8:28 AM1944 km1208 miles1050 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiFri 10:28 AM2241 km1392 miles1210 nmEast-southeast ESE
Wake IslandFri 8:28 AM2271 km1411 miles1226 nmNorthwest NW
Apia *Fri 10:28 AM2313 km1437 miles1249 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MidwayThu 9:28 AM2413 km1500 miles1303 nmNorth N
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