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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 14:14:00 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: 70%

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 14:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 16' North, Longitude: 147° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.51 meters/second, 1593.0 km/hour, 989.9 miles/hour or 860.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.50 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 misouth16.50 mi
1 hour14° 32' 27.0"989.72 miwest0° 09' 48.4"11.23 misouth990.04 mi
24 hours11° 01' 09.8"750.06 mieast4° 08' 58.0"285.16 misouth806.40 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiWed 4:14 AM1398 km869 miles755 nmSouthwest SW
HonoluluTue 4:14 AM1622 km1008 miles876 nmNorthwest NW
PapeeteTue 4:14 AM3080 km1914 miles1663 nmSouth S
Baker IslandTue 2:14 AM3355 km2085 miles1812 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoWed 3:14 AM3377 km2098 miles1823 nmSouthwest SW
MidwayTue 3:14 AM3664 km2277 miles1978 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaTue 4:14 AM3719 km2311 miles2008 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Apia *Wed 4:14 AM3750 km2330 miles2025 nmSouthwest SW
San FranciscoTue 6:14 AM3970 km2467 miles2144 nmNortheast NE
Los AngelesTue 6:14 AM4006 km2489 miles2163 nmNortheast NE
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