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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 13:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 59' North, Longitude: 136° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.89 meters/second, 1529.6 km/hour, 950.4 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"950.15 miwest0° 04' 58.0"5.70 minorth949.93 mi
24 hours11° 29' 43.6"752.03 mieast1° 34' 27.1"108.29 minorth756.17 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 AM2281 km1418 miles1232 nmWest W
Tijuana *Thu 6:20 AM2430 km1510 miles1312 nmNortheast NE
San Diego *Thu 6:20 AM2431 km1510 miles1313 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Thu 6:20 AM2436 km1514 miles1315 nmNortheast NE
San Jose *Thu 6:20 AM2463 km1531 miles1330 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San Francisco *Thu 6:20 AM2472 km1536 miles1335 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexicali *Thu 6:20 AM2561 km1591 miles1383 nmNortheast NE
Sacramento *Thu 6:20 AM2594 km1612 miles1401 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HermosilloThu 6:20 AM2787 km1732 miles1505 nmEast-northeast ENE
Las Vegas *Thu 6:20 AM2800 km1740 miles1512 nmNortheast NE

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