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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 Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 20:28:00 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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 1%

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 Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 20:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 25' South, Longitude: 140° 16' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.34 meters/second, 1592.4 km/hour, 989.5 miles/hour or 859.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.5"16.49 miwest0° 00' 12.0"0.23 misouth16.49 mi
1 hour14° 27' 27.4"989.28 miwest0° 12' 05.4"13.85 misouth989.12 mi
24 hours13° 19' 48.4"912.14 mieast4° 34' 56.5"314.95 misouth958.96 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeSun 10:58 AM106 km66 miles57 nmSoutheast SE
PapeeteSun 10:28 AM1426 km886 miles770 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownSun 12:28 PM2135 km1327 miles1153 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KiritimatiMon 10:28 AM2210 km1373 miles1193 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaSun 10:28 AM2529 km1572 miles1366 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoMon 9:28 AM3407 km2117 miles1840 nmWest W
AlofiSun 9:28 AM3409 km2118 miles1841 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Mon 10:28 AM3491 km2169 miles1885 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluSun 10:28 AM3810 km2367 miles2057 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Easter Island *Sun 3:28 PM3857 km2397 miles2083 nmSoutheast SE
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