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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 Wednesday, December 5, 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: 61%

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 Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 13:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 12' North, Longitude: 129° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.02 meters/second, 1609.3 km/hour, 1000.0 miles/hour or 868.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.66 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 misouth16.67 mi
1 hour14° 32' 23.4"999.84 miwest0° 10' 54.4"12.49 misouth1000.09 mi
24 hours11° 07' 29.2"765.01 mieast4° 31' 06.0"310.46 misouth827.91 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiThu 3:44 AM3116 km1936 miles1683 nmWest W
HermosilloWed 6:44 AM3200 km1988 miles1728 nmNortheast NE
Los AngelesWed 5:44 AM3297 km2049 miles1780 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PapeeteWed 3:44 AM3423 km2127 miles1848 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownWed 5:44 AM3460 km2150 miles1868 nmSouth S
HonoluluWed 3:44 AM3472 km2158 miles1875 nmWest-northwest WNW
PhoenixWed 6:44 AM3518 km2186 miles1899 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San FranciscoWed 5:44 AM3570 km2218 miles1928 nmNorth N
Mexico CityWed 7:44 AM3607 km2241 miles1947 nmEast-northeast ENE
Las VegasWed 5:44 AM3627 km2254 miles1958 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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