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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 13:54:00 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 13:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 19' North, Longitude: 143° 02' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.43 meters/second, 1592.8 km/hour, 989.7 miles/hour or 860.0 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' 26.9"989.55 miwest0° 09' 47.3"11.21 misouth989.87 mi
24 hours11° 01' 08.8"749.91 mieast4° 08' 35.3"284.73 misouth806.13 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiWed 3:54 AM1836 km1141 miles992 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluTue 3:54 AM1997 km1241 miles1078 nmNorthwest NW
PapeeteTue 3:54 AM3163 km1965 miles1708 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Los AngelesTue 5:54 AM3645 km2265 miles1968 nmNortheast NE
San FranciscoTue 5:54 AM3673 km2283 miles1983 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FakaofoWed 2:54 AM3807 km2365 miles2055 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandTue 1:54 AM3867 km2403 miles2088 nmWest-southwest WSW
HermosilloTue 6:54 AM3930 km2442 miles2122 nmNortheast NE
RarotongaTue 3:54 AM3941 km2449 miles2128 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Las VegasTue 5:54 AM4009 km2491 miles2165 nmNortheast NE

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