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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 Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 14:44:00 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: 54%

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 Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 14:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 53' North, Longitude: 136° 20' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.12 meters/second, 1577.2 km/hour, 980.0 miles/hour or 851.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.8"16.33 miwest0° 00' 08.8"0.17 misouth16.33 mi
1 hour14° 31' 51.8"979.86 miwest0° 08' 56.7"10.25 misouth980.21 mi
24 hours11° 15' 11.5"758.87 mieast3° 52' 23.0"266.21 misouth809.17 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluTue 4:44 AM2470 km1535 miles1334 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiWed 4:44 AM2615 km1625 miles1412 nmWest-southwest WSW
Los AngelesTue 6:44 AM2974 km1848 miles1606 nmNortheast NE
San FranciscoTue 6:44 AM3083 km1916 miles1665 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HermosilloTue 7:44 AM3176 km1974 miles1715 nmNortheast NE
Las VegasTue 6:44 AM3336 km2073 miles1801 nmNortheast NE
PhoenixTue 7:44 AM3353 km2083 miles1810 nmNortheast NE
PapeeteTue 4:44 AM3665 km2277 miles1979 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Salt Lake CityTue 7:44 AM3904 km2426 miles2108 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico CityTue 8:44 AM4036 km2508 miles2179 nmEast-northeast ENE

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