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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: 60%

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 Friday, September 7, 2012 at 13:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 34' North, Longitude: 124° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.47 meters/second, 1513.7 km/hour, 940.6 miles/hour or 817.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.68 miwest0° 00' 02.7"0.05 minorth15.68 mi
1 hour14° 30' 59.0"940.24 miwest0° 02' 46.8"3.19 minorth940.10 mi
24 hours11° 41' 34.4"757.45 mieast0° 40' 04.9"45.96 minorth757.17 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Tijuana *Fri 6:20 AM1516 km942 miles818 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San Diego *Fri 6:20 AM1527 km949 miles824 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexicali *Fri 6:20 AM1606 km998 miles867 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Los Angeles *Fri 6:20 AM1613 km1002 miles871 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HermosilloFri 6:20 AM1650 km1026 miles891 nmNortheast NE
San Jose (USA) *Fri 6:20 AM1875 km1165 miles1012 nmNorth N
PhoenixFri 6:20 AM1877 km1166 miles1013 nmNortheast NE
Mazatlan *Fri 7:20 AM1879 km1168 miles1015 nmEast-northeast ENE
San Francisco *Fri 6:20 AM1917 km1191 miles1035 nmNorth N
Oakland *Fri 6:20 AM1921 km1194 miles1037 nmNorth N

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