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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 Monday, October 8, 2012 at 14:04:00 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: 48%

Previous phaseThird QuarterMonday, October 8, 2012 at 7:35 AM
Next phaseNew MoonMonday, October 15, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 14:04:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 05' North, Longitude: 118° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.83 meters/second, 1536.6 km/hour, 954.8 miles/hour or 829.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.91 miwest0° 00' 05.7"0.11 misouth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 30' 54.4"954.52 miwest0° 05' 50.1"6.69 misouth954.81 mi
24 hours11° 36' 26.7"763.38 mieast2° 44' 17.9"188.30 misouth791.73 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Mazatlan *Mon 8:04 AM1421 km883 miles767 nmEast-northeast ENE
HermosilloMon 7:04 AM1462 km908 miles789 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Tijuana *Mon 7:04 AM1613 km1002 miles871 nmNorth N
San Diego *Mon 7:04 AM1631 km1014 miles881 nmNorth N
Mexicali *Mon 7:04 AM1650 km1025 miles891 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Guadalajara *Mon 9:04 AM1660 km1031 miles896 nmEast-northeast ENE
Los Angeles *Mon 7:04 AM1771 km1100 miles956 nmNorth N
Aguascalientes *Mon 9:04 AM1788 km1111 miles965 nmEast-northeast ENE
PhoenixMon 7:04 AM1835 km1140 miles991 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Leon *Mon 9:04 AM1837 km1142 miles992 nmEast-northeast ENE
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