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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 Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 11:26:00 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: 67%

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 Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 11:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 57' North, Longitude: 104° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.26 meters/second, 1509.3 km/hour, 937.9 miles/hour or 815.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.63 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 43.2"937.53 miwest0° 01' 00.0"1.15 misouth937.58 mi
24 hours11° 42' 41.5"756.70 mieast0° 51' 01.0"58.49 misouth761.06 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Ixtlán del Río *Sat 5:26 AM31 km19 miles17 nmWest-northwest WNW
Guadalajara *Sat 6:26 AM83 km51 miles45 nmEast-southeast ESE
Tepic *Sat 5:26 AM104 km65 miles56 nmNorthwest NW
Ajijic *Sat 6:26 AM112 km69 miles60 nmSoutheast SE
Puerto Vallarta *Sat 6:26 AM126 km78 miles68 nmWest-southwest WSW
Punta Mita *Sat 6:26 AM151 km94 miles82 nmWest W
Colima *Sat 6:26 AM193 km120 miles104 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Aguascalientes *Sat 6:26 AM210 km131 miles113 nmEast-northeast ENE
Manzanillo *Sat 6:26 AM211 km131 miles114 nmSouth S
Leon *Sat 6:26 AM249 km155 miles134 nmEast E
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