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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 13:20:00 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 13:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 59' North, Longitude: 135° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.89 meters/second, 1529.6 km/hour, 950.5 miles/hour or 825.9 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' 31.5"950.16 miwest0° 04' 58.1"5.70 minorth949.94 mi
24 hours11° 29' 43.0"752.02 mieast1° 34' 29.5"108.33 minorth756.18 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluThu 3:20 AM2309 km1435 miles1247 nmWest W
Tijuana *Thu 6:20 AM2409 km1497 miles1301 nmNortheast NE
San Diego *Thu 6:20 AM2410 km1498 miles1301 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Thu 6:20 AM2417 km1502 miles1305 nmNortheast NE
San Jose *Thu 6:20 AM2449 km1521 miles1322 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San Francisco *Thu 6:20 AM2458 km1527 miles1327 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexicali *Thu 6:20 AM2539 km1578 miles1371 nmNortheast NE
Sacramento *Thu 6:20 AM2580 km1603 miles1393 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HermosilloThu 6:20 AM2763 km1717 miles1492 nmEast-northeast ENE
Las Vegas *Thu 6:20 AM2781 km1728 miles1502 nmNortheast NE

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