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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 31, 2012 at 07:58:00 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: 100%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterFriday, August 24, 2012 at 1:55 PM
Next phaseFull MoonFriday, August 31, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, August 31, 2012 at 07:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 57' South, Longitude: 124° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.49 meters/second, 1611.0 km/hour, 1001.0 miles/hour or 869.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.68 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 minorth16.68 mi
1 hour14° 31' 26.8"1000.92 miwest0° 11' 44.2"13.44 minorth1001.15 mi
24 hours11° 14' 45.0"775.00 mieast4° 43' 12.6"324.32 minorth841.86 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownThu 11:58 PM2315 km1439 miles1250 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Easter IslandFri 1:58 AM2913 km1810 miles1573 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PapeeteThu 9:58 PM3097 km1924 miles1672 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiFri 9:58 PM3764 km2339 miles2033 nmWest W
Mexico City *Fri 2:58 AM3845 km2389 miles2076 nmNortheast NE
Galapagos IslandsFri 1:58 AM3868 km2404 miles2089 nmEast E
HermosilloFri 12:58 AM4020 km2498 miles2170 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RarotongaThu 9:58 PM4245 km2637 miles2292 nmWest-southwest WSW
GuatemalaFri 1:58 AM4296 km2669 miles2320 nmEast-northeast ENE
Los Angeles *Fri 12:58 AM4360 km2709 miles2354 nmNorth N

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