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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, December 4, 2012 at 13:14:00 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: 71%

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 Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 13:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 26' North, Longitude: 133° 21' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.28 meters/second, 1592.2 km/hour, 989.3 miles/hour or 859.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.49 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 misouth16.49 mi
1 hour14° 32' 26.6"989.20 miwest0° 09' 45.2"11.17 misouth989.52 mi
24 hours11° 01' 06.9"749.62 mieast4° 07' 49.9"283.86 misouth805.58 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiWed 3:14 AM2816 km1750 miles1521 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluTue 3:14 AM2882 km1791 miles1556 nmWest-northwest WNW
Los AngelesTue 5:14 AM3035 km1886 miles1639 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HermosilloTue 6:14 AM3112 km1934 miles1680 nmNortheast NE
San FranciscoTue 5:14 AM3219 km2000 miles1738 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PhoenixTue 6:14 AM3350 km2082 miles1809 nmNortheast NE
Las VegasTue 5:14 AM3387 km2105 miles1829 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PapeeteTue 3:14 AM3570 km2218 miles1928 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Mexico CityTue 7:14 AM3805 km2364 miles2055 nmEast-northeast ENE
AdamstownTue 5:14 AM3942 km2450 miles2129 nmSouth S

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