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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, December 3, 2012 at 13:44:00 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: 79%

Previous phaseFull MoonWednesday, November 28, 2012 at 2:47 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 3, 2012 at 13:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 58' North, Longitude: 151° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.30 meters/second, 1570.7 km/hour, 976.0 miles/hour or 848.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.27 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 misouth16.27 mi
1 hour14° 32' 10.2"975.80 miwest0° 08' 19.1"9.53 misouth976.13 mi
24 hours11° 04' 10.7"743.14 mieast3° 37' 05.2"248.71 misouth788.68 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluMon 3:44 AM1044 km648 miles564 nmNorthwest NW
KiritimatiTue 3:44 AM1475 km917 miles797 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MidwayMon 2:44 AM3089 km1920 miles1668 nmNorthwest NW
Baker IslandMon 1:44 AM3127 km1943 miles1689 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoTue 2:44 AM3364 km2091 miles1817 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteMon 3:44 AM3492 km2170 miles1885 nmSouth S
Apia *Tue 3:44 AM3788 km2354 miles2046 nmSouthwest SW
San FranciscoMon 5:44 AM3912 km2431 miles2112 nmNortheast NE
RarotongaMon 3:44 AM3992 km2481 miles2156 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Los AngelesMon 5:44 AM4034 km2507 miles2178 nmNortheast NE
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