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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 14:04:00 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 14:04:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 18' North, Longitude: 145° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.47 meters/second, 1592.9 km/hour, 989.8 miles/hour or 860.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.50 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 misouth16.50 mi
1 hour14° 32' 27.0"989.63 miwest0° 09' 47.9"11.22 misouth989.95 mi
24 hours11° 01' 09.2"749.99 mieast4° 08' 46.6"284.94 misouth806.26 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiWed 4:04 AM1610 km1000 miles869 nmSouthwest SW
HonoluluTue 4:04 AM1801 km1119 miles972 nmNorthwest NW
PapeeteTue 4:04 AM3110 km1933 miles1680 nmSouth S
FakaofoWed 3:04 AM3588 km2230 miles1937 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandTue 2:04 AM3610 km2243 miles1949 nmWest-southwest WSW
San FranciscoTue 6:04 AM3817 km2372 miles2061 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Los AngelesTue 6:04 AM3822 km2375 miles2064 nmNortheast NE
RarotongaTue 4:04 AM3822 km2375 miles2064 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MidwayTue 3:04 AM3877 km2409 miles2093 nmNorthwest NW
Apia *Wed 4:04 AM3945 km2451 miles2130 nmSouthwest SW

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