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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 Friday, October 5, 2012 at 12:36:00 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: 76%

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 Friday, October 5, 2012 at 12:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 53' North, Longitude: 132° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.51 meters/second, 1510.2 km/hour, 938.4 miles/hour or 815.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.64 miwest0° 00' 01.2"0.02 minorth15.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 51.5"938.08 miwest0° 01' 14.0"1.42 minorth938.02 mi
24 hours11° 41' 22.6"755.61 mieast0° 02' 41.1"3.08 minorth755.51 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Tijuana *Fri 5:36 AM2021 km1256 miles1091 nmNortheast NE
San Diego *Fri 5:36 AM2023 km1257 miles1092 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Fri 5:36 AM2037 km1266 miles1100 nmNortheast NE
San Jose (USA) *Fri 5:36 AM2102 km1306 miles1135 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San Francisco *Fri 5:36 AM2117 km1316 miles1143 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexicali *Fri 5:36 AM2149 km1335 miles1160 nmNortheast NE
Sacramento *Fri 5:36 AM2237 km1390 miles1208 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HermosilloFri 5:36 AM2370 km1472 miles1279 nmEast-northeast ENE
Las Vegas *Fri 5:36 AM2402 km1492 miles1297 nmNortheast NE
PhoenixFri 5:36 AM2466 km1532 miles1331 nmNortheast NE
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