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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 20:48:00 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 20:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 32' North, Longitude: 169° 60' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.26 meters/second, 1613.7 km/hour, 1002.7 miles/hour or 871.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.9"16.71 miwest0° 00' 12.3"0.24 misouth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 29' 59.3"1002.60 miwest0° 12' 26.0"14.24 misouth1002.75 mi
24 hours12° 12' 08.1"843.74 mieast5° 02' 29.8"346.40 misouth911.99 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RawakiSat 9:48 AM587 km365 miles317 nmSouth S
Baker IslandFri 8:48 AM736 km458 miles398 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoSat 9:48 AM1214 km754 miles655 nmSouth S
KiritimatiSat 10:48 AM1410 km876 miles761 nmEast E
FunafutiSat 8:48 AM1634 km1015 miles882 nmSouthwest SW
Apia *Sat 10:48 AM1711 km1063 miles924 nmSouth S
TarawaSat 8:48 AM1892 km1176 miles1022 nmWest W
MajuroSat 8:48 AM2177 km1352 miles1175 nmWest-northwest WNW
AlofiFri 9:48 AM2277 km1415 miles1230 nmSouth S
SuvaSat 8:48 AM2519 km1565 miles1360 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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