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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 15:36:00 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: 49%

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 15:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 14' North, Longitude: 145° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.35 meters/second, 1506.1 km/hour, 935.8 miles/hour or 813.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"15.60 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 minorth15.60 mi
1 hour14° 30' 31.6"935.49 miwest0° 00' 12.7"0.25 minorth935.48 mi
24 hours11° 50' 23.7"763.50 mieast0° 22' 42.4"26.04 misouth764.91 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluSat 5:36 AM1273 km791 miles687 nmWest W
KiritimatiSun 5:36 AM2493 km1549 miles1346 nmSouth-southwest SSW
San Francisco *Sat 8:36 AM2883 km1791 miles1557 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Sat 8:36 AM3034 km1885 miles1638 nmNortheast NE
MidwaySat 4:36 AM3297 km2049 miles1780 nmWest-northwest WNW
Las Vegas *Sat 8:36 AM3380 km2100 miles1825 nmNortheast NE
PhoenixSat 8:36 AM3561 km2213 miles1923 nmEast-northeast ENE
HermosilloSat 8:36 AM3583 km2226 miles1934 nmEast-northeast ENE
Seattle *Sat 8:36 AM3593 km2233 miles1940 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Vancouver *Sat 8:36 AM3692 km2294 miles1993 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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