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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, September 6, 2012 at 13:10:00 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: 69%

Previous phaseFull MoonFriday, August 31, 2012 at 2:00 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterSaturday, September 8, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 13:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 58' North, Longitude: 133° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.93 meters/second, 1529.7 km/hour, 950.5 miles/hour or 826.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"15.84 miwest0° 00' 05.0"0.10 minorth15.84 mi
1 hour14° 31' 31.9"950.24 miwest0° 04' 59.0"5.71 minorth950.02 mi
24 hours11° 29' 37.6"751.99 mieast1° 34' 51.5"108.75 minorth756.19 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Tijuana *Thu 6:10 AM2226 km1383 miles1202 nmNortheast NE
San Diego *Thu 6:10 AM2229 km1385 miles1204 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Thu 6:10 AM2251 km1399 miles1215 nmNortheast NE
San Jose (USA) *Thu 6:10 AM2327 km1446 miles1256 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San Francisco *Thu 6:10 AM2343 km1456 miles1265 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexicali *Thu 6:10 AM2351 km1461 miles1269 nmNortheast NE
Sacramento *Thu 6:10 AM2463 km1530 miles1330 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HermosilloThu 6:10 AM2541 km1579 miles1372 nmEast-northeast ENE
HonoluluThu 3:10 AM2561 km1591 miles1383 nmWest W
Las Vegas *Thu 6:10 AM2615 km1625 miles1412 nmNortheast NE
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