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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 12:30:00 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 12:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 54' North, Longitude: 142° 51' 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"944.41 miwest0° 03' 31.1"4.04 minorth944.24 mi
24 hours11° 35' 33.3"754.10 mieast0° 58' 33.0"67.13 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 AM1572 km977 miles849 nmWest W
KiritimatiFri 2:30 AM2543 km1580 miles1373 nmSouthwest SW
San Francisco *Thu 5:30 AM2796 km1737 miles1509 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Thu 5:30 AM2888 km1795 miles1560 nmNortheast NE
Las Vegas *Thu 5:30 AM3244 km2015 miles1751 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloThu 5:30 AM3375 km2097 miles1822 nmEast-northeast ENE
PhoenixThu 5:30 AM3392 km2108 miles1832 nmEast-northeast ENE
Seattle *Thu 5:30 AM3588 km2230 miles1938 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MidwayThu 1:30 AM3616 km2247 miles1953 nmWest-northwest WNW
Vancouver *Thu 5:30 AM3702 km2301 miles1999 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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