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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 20:38:00 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 20:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 23' North, Longitude: 179° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.01 meters/second, 1605.6 km/hour, 997.7 miles/hour or 867.0 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' 41.3"997.56 miwest0° 11' 33.2"13.23 misouth997.83 mi
24 hours11° 50' 40.6"814.24 mieast4° 48' 31.0"330.41 misouth881.37 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 8:38 AM758 km471 miles409 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TarawaFri 8:38 AM1004 km624 miles542 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroFri 8:38 AM1040 km646 miles561 nmWest W
FunafutiFri 8:38 AM1654 km1028 miles893 nmSouth S
YarenFri 8:38 AM1699 km1056 miles917 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoFri 9:38 AM1964 km1221 miles1061 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Wake IslandFri 8:38 AM2076 km1290 miles1121 nmNorthwest NW
Apia *Fri 10:38 AM2390 km1485 miles1291 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MidwayThu 9:38 AM2426 km1508 miles1310 nmNorth N
PalikirFri 7:38 AM2478 km1540 miles1338 nmWest W
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