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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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Moon phase

The moon is so close to the Sun that it hard to see from earth.

Fraction of moon illuminated: 2%

Previous phaseNew MoonTuesday, June 19, 2012 at 3:03 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterWednesday, June 27, 2012 at 3:31 AM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 22:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 14' North, Longitude: 148° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.60 meters/second, 1525.0 km/hour, 947.6 miles/hour or 823.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"15.79 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 misouth15.79 mi
1 hour14° 30' 14.2"947.29 miwest0° 05' 33.7"6.38 misouth947.57 mi
24 hours11° 48' 49.7"771.66 mieast2° 39' 13.1"182.50 misouth798.71 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluWed 12:58 PM1010 km628 miles545 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiThu 12:58 PM2152 km1337 miles1162 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MidwayWed 11:58 AM3104 km1929 miles1676 nmWest-northwest WNW
San Francisco *Wed 3:58 PM3250 km2020 miles1755 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Wed 3:58 PM3405 km2116 miles1838 nmNortheast NE
Baker IslandWed 10:58 AM3716 km2309 miles2006 nmWest-southwest WSW
Las Vegas *Wed 3:58 PM3751 km2331 miles2025 nmNortheast NE
PhoenixWed 3:58 PM3930 km2442 miles2122 nmEast-northeast ENE
Seattle *Wed 3:58 PM3935 km2445 miles2125 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HermosilloWed 3:58 PM3942 km2450 miles2129 nmEast-northeast ENE

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