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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, August 17, 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: 0%

Previous phaseNew MoonFriday, August 17, 2012 at 3:56 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterFriday, August 24, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, August 17, 2012 at 20:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 34' North, Longitude: 125° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.83 meters/second, 1601.4 km/hour, 995.1 miles/hour or 864.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.58 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.58 mi
1 hour14° 30' 36.4"994.93 miwest0° 11' 35.7"13.28 misouth995.24 mi
24 hours11° 46' 05.1"806.93 mieast4° 49' 07.7"331.12 misouth875.50 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HermosilloFri 1:28 PM2824 km1755 miles1525 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Los Angeles *Fri 1:28 PM3024 km1879 miles1633 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico City *Fri 3:28 PM3132 km1946 miles1691 nmEast-northeast ENE
PhoenixFri 1:28 PM3180 km1976 miles1717 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Las Vegas *Fri 1:28 PM3333 km2071 miles1799 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San Francisco *Fri 1:28 PM3358 km2087 miles1813 nmNorth N
KiritimatiSat 10:28 AM3589 km2230 miles1938 nmWest W
AdamstownFri 12:28 PM3646 km2265 miles1969 nmSouth S
HonoluluFri 10:28 AM3796 km2359 miles2050 nmWest-northwest WNW
PapeeteFri 10:28 AM3838 km2385 miles2072 nmSouthwest SW

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