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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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 0%

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 15, 2012 at 20:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 23' South, Longitude: 128° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.21 meters/second, 1613.6 km/hour, 1002.6 miles/hour or 871.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 29.5"16.71 miwest0° 00' 12.6"0.24 misouth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 29' 36.2"1002.50 miwest0° 12' 43.8"14.58 misouth1002.59 mi
24 hours12° 19' 15.6"852.23 mieast5° 04' 53.0"349.14 misouth919.71 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownSat 12:10 PM2735 km1700 miles1477 nmSouth S
PapeeteSat 10:10 AM2973 km1848 miles1605 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiSun 10:10 AM3201 km1989 miles1729 nmWest W
Easter Island *Sat 3:10 PM3605 km2240 miles1947 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HermosilloSat 1:10 PM3764 km2339 miles2032 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico City *Sat 3:10 PM3897 km2422 miles2104 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Sat 1:10 PM3964 km2463 miles2140 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HonoluluSat 10:10 AM3980 km2473 miles2149 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaSat 10:10 AM4092 km2543 miles2210 nmSouthwest SW
PhoenixSat 1:10 PM4128 km2565 miles2229 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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