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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 13:44:00 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: 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 13:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 21' North, Longitude: 140° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.39 meters/second, 1592.6 km/hour, 989.6 miles/hour or 859.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.49 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 misouth16.49 mi
1 hour14° 32' 26.9"989.46 miwest0° 09' 46.8"11.20 misouth989.78 mi
24 hours11° 01' 08.3"749.84 mieast4° 08' 24.1"284.51 misouth805.99 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiWed 3:44 AM2073 km1288 miles1119 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluTue 3:44 AM2206 km1371 miles1191 nmNorthwest NW
PapeeteTue 3:44 AM3237 km2011 miles1748 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Los AngelesTue 5:44 AM3476 km2160 miles1877 nmNortheast NE
San FranciscoTue 5:44 AM3541 km2200 miles1912 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HermosilloTue 6:44 AM3717 km2309 miles2007 nmNortheast NE
Las VegasTue 5:44 AM3840 km2386 miles2074 nmNortheast NE
PhoenixTue 6:44 AM3878 km2410 miles2094 nmNortheast NE
FakaofoWed 2:44 AM4031 km2505 miles2177 nmWest-southwest WSW
RarotongaTue 3:44 AM4073 km2531 miles2199 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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