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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: 83%

Previous phaseFull MoonSunday, September 30, 2012 at 3:19 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterMonday, October 8, 2012 at 7:34 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° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.35 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"944.46 miwest0° 03' 31.9"4.05 minorth944.30 mi
24 hours11° 35' 30.2"754.09 mieast0° 58' 53.2"67.52 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 AM1795 km1115 miles969 nmWest W
San Francisco *Thu 5:20 AM2654 km1649 miles1433 nmNortheast NE
San Jose *Thu 5:20 AM2657 km1651 miles1435 nmNortheast NE
KiritimatiFri 2:20 AM2694 km1674 miles1455 nmSouthwest SW
Los Angeles *Thu 5:20 AM2714 km1686 miles1465 nmNortheast NE
Las Vegas *Thu 5:20 AM3073 km1909 miles1659 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloThu 5:20 AM3169 km1969 miles1711 nmEast-northeast ENE
PhoenixThu 5:20 AM3205 km1991 miles1730 nmNortheast NE
Seattle *Thu 5:20 AM3493 km2171 miles1886 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Salt Lake City *Thu 6:20 AM3581 km2225 miles1933 nmNortheast NE

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