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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 Thursday, August 16, 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 QuarterThursday, August 9, 2012 at 6:56 PM
Next phaseNew MoonFriday, August 17, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 20:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 56' North, Longitude: 137° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.00 meters/second, 1580.4 km/hour, 982.0 miles/hour or 853.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"16.37 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.19 misouth16.37 mi
1 hour14° 30' 27.5"981.83 miwest0° 10' 11.4"11.67 misouth982.21 mi
24 hours11° 46' 54.4"797.38 mieast4° 21' 46.3"299.85 misouth857.15 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluThu 10:28 AM2427 km1508 miles1310 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiFri 10:28 AM2480 km1541 miles1339 nmWest-southwest WSW
Los Angeles *Thu 1:28 PM3117 km1937 miles1683 nmNortheast NE
San Francisco *Thu 1:28 PM3220 km2001 miles1739 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HermosilloThu 1:28 PM3320 km2063 miles1793 nmNortheast NE
Las Vegas *Thu 1:28 PM3479 km2162 miles1879 nmNortheast NE
PhoenixThu 1:28 PM3498 km2173 miles1889 nmNortheast NE
PapeeteThu 10:28 AM3529 km2193 miles1906 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Salt Lake City *Thu 2:28 PM4046 km2514 miles2185 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico City *Thu 3:28 PM4161 km2585 miles2247 nmEast-northeast ENE
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