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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, November 1, 2012 at 09:52:00 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: 94%

Previous phaseFull MoonMonday, October 29, 2012 at 7:51 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterWednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 09:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 31' North, Longitude: 123° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.57 meters/second, 1514.1 km/hour, 940.8 miles/hour or 817.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.68 miwest0° 00' 02.1"0.04 minorth15.68 mi
1 hour14° 30' 57.7"940.47 miwest0° 02' 06.8"2.42 minorth940.37 mi
24 hours11° 38' 58.0"754.84 mieast0° 24' 11.6"27.74 minorth754.35 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Tijuana *Thu 2:52 AM1468 km912 miles793 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San Diego *Thu 2:52 AM1481 km920 miles800 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexicali *Thu 2:52 AM1550 km963 miles837 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HermosilloThu 2:52 AM1560 km969 miles842 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Thu 2:52 AM1578 km981 miles852 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MazatlanThu 2:52 AM1763 km1096 miles952 nmEast-northeast ENE
PhoenixThu 2:52 AM1809 km1124 miles977 nmNortheast NE
San Jose (USA) *Thu 2:52 AM1869 km1161 miles1009 nmNorth N
Las Vegas *Thu 2:52 AM1902 km1182 miles1027 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San Francisco *Thu 2:52 AM1914 km1189 miles1033 nmNorth N

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