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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 12:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 54' North, Longitude: 143° 07' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.33 meters/second, 1520.4 km/hour, 944.7 miles/hour or 820.9 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' 11.5"944.40 miwest0° 03' 31.0"4.03 minorth944.24 mi
24 hours11° 35' 33.6"754.10 mieast0° 58' 30.5"67.08 minorth754.73 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluThu 2:30 AM1544 km959 miles834 nmWest W
KiritimatiFri 2:30 AM2525 km1569 miles1364 nmSouthwest SW
San Francisco *Thu 5:30 AM2814 km1749 miles1519 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Thu 5:30 AM2911 km1809 miles1572 nmNortheast NE
Las Vegas *Thu 5:30 AM3265 km2029 miles1763 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloThu 5:30 AM3400 km2113 miles1836 nmEast-northeast ENE
PhoenixThu 5:30 AM3416 km2123 miles1845 nmEast-northeast ENE
MidwayThu 1:30 AM3590 km2231 miles1939 nmWest-northwest WNW
Seattle *Thu 5:30 AM3601 km2238 miles1944 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Vancouver *Thu 5:30 AM3714 km2308 miles2005 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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