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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 Friday, October 12, 2012 at 18:28:00 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: 10%

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 Friday, October 12, 2012 at 18:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 01' North, Longitude: 136° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.18 meters/second, 1613.5 km/hour, 1002.6 miles/hour or 871.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.0"16.71 miwest0° 00' 12.3"0.24 misouth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 30' 04.3"1002.44 miwest0° 12' 22.5"14.17 misouth1002.60 mi
24 hours12° 09' 38.2"840.64 mieast5° 01' 51.4"345.67 misouth909.14 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiSat 8:28 AM2355 km1464 miles1272 nmWest W
PapeeteFri 8:28 AM2615 km1625 miles1412 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AdamstownFri 10:28 AM3067 km1906 miles1656 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HonoluluFri 8:28 AM3176 km1974 miles1715 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaFri 8:28 AM3638 km2260 miles1964 nmSouthwest SW
Los Angeles *Fri 11:28 AM4005 km2489 miles2163 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HermosilloFri 11:28 AM4011 km2492 miles2166 nmNortheast NE
FakaofoSat 7:28 AM4088 km2540 miles2207 nmWest-southwest WSW
San Francisco *Fri 11:28 AM4200 km2610 miles2268 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PhoenixFri 11:28 AM4290 km2666 miles2317 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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