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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: 58%

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 Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 12:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 02' North, Longitude: 109° 18' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.77 meters/second, 1518.4 km/hour, 943.5 miles/hour or 819.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.72 miwest0° 00' 03.3"0.07 misouth15.72 mi
1 hour14° 30' 45.2"943.18 miwest0° 03' 27.1"3.96 misouth943.36 mi
24 hours11° 40' 21.9"758.70 mieast1° 49' 00.4"124.96 misouth773.10 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Puerto Vallarta *Sun 7:36 AM430 km267 miles232 nmEast E
Mazatlan *Sun 6:36 AM462 km287 miles250 nmNortheast NE
Tepic *Sun 6:36 AM487 km303 miles263 nmEast-northeast ENE
Colima *Sun 7:36 AM592 km368 miles319 nmEast E
Guadalajara *Sun 7:36 AM626 km389 miles338 nmEast E
Aguascalientes *Sun 7:36 AM756 km470 miles408 nmEast-northeast ENE
Leon *Sun 7:36 AM802 km499 miles433 nmEast E
San Luis Potosi *Sun 7:36 AM896 km557 miles484 nmEast-northeast ENE
Chihuahua *Sun 6:36 AM1007 km626 miles544 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HermosilloSun 5:36 AM1015 km630 miles548 nmNorth N

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