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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

Fraction of moon illuminated: 69%

Previous phaseFull MoonFriday, August 31, 2012 at 1:59 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterSaturday, September 8, 2012 at 1:16 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° 44' 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
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"15.84 miwest0° 00' 05.0"0.10 minorth15.84 mi
1 hour14° 31' 31.9"950.23 miwest0° 04' 58.9"5.71 minorth950.01 mi
24 hours11° 29' 38.2"751.99 mieast1° 34' 48.9"108.70 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 AM2246 km1396 miles1213 nmNortheast NE
San Diego *Thu 6:10 AM2249 km1397 miles1214 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Thu 6:10 AM2269 km1410 miles1225 nmNortheast NE
San Jose (USA) *Thu 6:10 AM2340 km1454 miles1263 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San Francisco *Thu 6:10 AM2355 km1463 miles1272 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexicali *Thu 6:10 AM2371 km1473 miles1280 nmNortheast NE
Sacramento *Thu 6:10 AM2475 km1538 miles1336 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HonoluluThu 3:10 AM2533 km1574 miles1367 nmWest W
HermosilloThu 6:10 AM2566 km1594 miles1385 nmEast-northeast ENE
Las Vegas *Thu 6:10 AM2633 km1636 miles1422 nmNortheast NE

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