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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: 50%

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 Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 12:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 13' North, Longitude: 97° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.44 meters/second, 1506.4 km/hour, 936.0 miles/hour or 813.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.60 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth15.60 mi
1 hour14° 30' 34.4"935.69 miwest0° 00' 32.7"0.62 minorth935.66 mi
24 hours11° 49' 34.4"762.74 mieast0° 14' 40.5"16.83 misouth763.55 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Mexico City *Sat 7:16 AM262 km163 miles142 nmSouthwest SW
Veracruz *Sat 7:16 AM264 km164 miles143 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Querétaro *Sat 7:16 AM310 km193 miles167 nmWest-southwest WSW
Cuernavaca *Sat 7:16 AM311 km194 miles168 nmSouthwest SW
San Luis Potosi *Sat 7:16 AM375 km233 miles202 nmWest-northwest WNW
Leon *Sat 7:16 AM437 km271 miles236 nmWest W
Oaxaca *Sat 7:16 AM467 km290 miles252 nmSouth S
Aguascalientes *Sat 7:16 AM503 km312 miles272 nmWest W
Matamoros *Sat 7:16 AM514 km320 miles278 nmNorth N
Acapulco *Sat 7:16 AM547 km340 miles296 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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