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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 Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 14:16:00 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: 50%

Previous phaseThird QuarterSaturday, September 8, 2012 at 1:17 PM
Next phaseNew MoonSunday, September 16, 2012 at 2:12 AM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 14:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 14' North, Longitude: 126° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.38 meters/second, 1506.2 km/hour, 935.9 miles/hour or 813.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.60 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 minorth15.60 mi
1 hour14° 30' 32.6"935.55 miwest0° 00' 20.7"0.40 minorth935.54 mi
24 hours11° 50' 04.4"763.19 mieast0° 19' 28.4"22.33 misouth764.35 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Tijuana *Sat 7:16 AM1550 km963 miles837 nmNortheast NE
San Diego *Sat 7:16 AM1558 km968 miles841 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Los Angeles *Sat 7:16 AM1623 km1008 miles876 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexicali *Sat 7:16 AM1655 km1028 miles894 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloSat 7:16 AM1765 km1097 miles953 nmEast-northeast ENE
San Jose (USA) *Sat 7:16 AM1834 km1139 miles990 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San Francisco *Sat 7:16 AM1869 km1161 miles1009 nmNorth N
Oakland *Sat 7:16 AM1875 km1165 miles1012 nmNorth N
PhoenixSat 7:16 AM1945 km1208 miles1050 nmNortheast NE
Las Vegas *Sat 7:16 AM1972 km1225 miles1065 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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