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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 13:30:00 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: 68%

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 13:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 60' North, Longitude: 138° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.86 meters/second, 1529.5 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' 31.4"950.07 miwest0° 04' 57.3"5.68 minorth949.85 mi
24 hours11° 29' 48.4"752.06 mieast1° 34' 07.7"107.91 minorth756.16 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluThu 3:30 AM2058 km1279 miles1111 nmWest W
San Jose *Thu 6:30 AM2586 km1607 miles1396 nmNortheast NE
San Francisco *Thu 6:30 AM2589 km1609 miles1398 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Los Angeles *Thu 6:30 AM2594 km1612 miles1401 nmNortheast NE
San Diego *Thu 6:30 AM2600 km1616 miles1404 nmNortheast NE
Tijuana *Thu 6:30 AM2601 km1616 miles1404 nmNortheast NE
KiritimatiFri 3:30 AM2809 km1746 miles1517 nmSouthwest SW
Las Vegas *Thu 6:30 AM2957 km1838 miles1597 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloThu 6:30 AM2987 km1856 miles1613 nmEast-northeast ENE
PhoenixThu 6:30 AM3058 km1900 miles1651 nmNortheast NE

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