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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 21:18:00 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: 9%

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 21:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 26' North, Longitude: 177° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.27 meters/second, 1613.8 km/hour, 1002.8 miles/hour or 871.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 29.9"16.71 miwest0° 00' 12.3"0.24 misouth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 29' 58.0"1002.63 miwest0° 12' 26.8"14.25 misouth1002.77 mi
24 hours12° 12' 41.0"844.41 mieast5° 02' 36.8"346.53 misouth912.60 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Howland IslandFri 9:18 AM99 km61 miles53 nmSoutheast SE
Baker IslandFri 9:18 AM162 km100 miles87 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RawakiSat 10:18 AM924 km574 miles499 nmSoutheast SE
TarawaSat 9:18 AM1085 km674 miles586 nmWest W
FunafutiSat 9:18 AM1168 km726 miles631 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoSat 10:18 AM1368 km850 miles739 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MajuroSat 9:18 AM1429 km888 miles772 nmWest-northwest WNW
YarenSat 9:18 AM1776 km1104 miles959 nmWest W
Apia *Sat 11:18 AM1793 km1114 miles968 nmSouth-southeast SSE
SuvaSat 9:18 AM2216 km1377 miles1196 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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