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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 Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 12:20:00 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: 83%

Previous phaseFull MoonSunday, September 30, 2012 at 3:20 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterMonday, October 8, 2012 at 7:35 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 12:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 54' North, Longitude: 140° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.36 meters/second, 1520.5 km/hour, 944.8 miles/hour or 821.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.75 miwest0° 00' 03.5"0.07 minorth15.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 11.6"944.47 miwest0° 03' 32.0"4.05 minorth944.30 mi
24 hours11° 35' 30.0"754.08 mieast0° 58' 55.7"67.57 minorth754.74 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluThu 2:20 AM1823 km1133 miles984 nmWest W
San Francisco *Thu 5:20 AM2637 km1638 miles1424 nmNortheast NE
San Jose *Thu 5:20 AM2640 km1640 miles1425 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Thu 5:20 AM2692 km1673 miles1454 nmNortheast NE
KiritimatiFri 2:20 AM2714 km1686 miles1465 nmSouthwest SW
Las Vegas *Thu 5:20 AM3052 km1896 miles1648 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloThu 5:20 AM3144 km1953 miles1698 nmEast-northeast ENE
PhoenixThu 5:20 AM3181 km1977 miles1718 nmNortheast NE
Seattle *Thu 5:20 AM3482 km2164 miles1880 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Salt Lake City *Thu 6:20 AM3561 km2213 miles1923 nmNortheast NE

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