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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 21:28:00 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: 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 21:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 24' North, Longitude: 179° 40' 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' 57.7"1002.63 miwest0° 12' 27.0"14.26 misouth1002.78 mi
24 hours12° 12' 51.9"844.63 mieast5° 02' 38.9"346.58 misouth912.80 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Baker IslandFri 9:28 AM379 km235 miles205 nmEast-southeast ESE
TarawaSat 9:28 AM816 km507 miles441 nmWest W
FunafutiSat 9:28 AM1104 km686 miles596 nmSouth S
MajuroSat 9:28 AM1197 km744 miles646 nmWest-northwest WNW
YarenSat 9:28 AM1509 km938 miles815 nmWest W
FakaofoSat 10:28 AM1514 km941 miles817 nmSoutheast SE
Apia *Sat 11:28 AM1896 km1178 miles1024 nmSouth-southeast SSE
SuvaSat 9:28 AM2171 km1349 miles1172 nmSouth S
Wake IslandSat 9:28 AM2478 km1540 miles1338 nmNorthwest NW
KiritimatiSat 11:28 AM2485 km1544 miles1342 nmEast E

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