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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 14:08:00 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 14:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 08' North, Longitude: 135° 25' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.08 meters/second, 1609.5 km/hour, 1000.1 miles/hour or 869.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.67 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 misouth16.67 mi
1 hour14° 32' 23.0"999.97 miwest0° 10' 55.3"12.51 misouth1000.22 mi
24 hours11° 07' 41.2"765.35 mieast4° 31' 24.0"310.80 misouth828.31 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiThu 4:08 AM2479 km1540 miles1338 nmWest W
HonoluluWed 4:08 AM2944 km1829 miles1590 nmNorthwest NW
PapeeteWed 4:08 AM3045 km1892 miles1644 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AdamstownWed 6:08 AM3499 km2174 miles1890 nmSouth S
Los AngelesWed 6:08 AM3561 km2213 miles1923 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HermosilloWed 7:08 AM3612 km2245 miles1951 nmNortheast NE
San FranciscoWed 6:08 AM3742 km2325 miles2020 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PhoenixWed 7:08 AM3868 km2403 miles2088 nmNortheast NE
Las VegasWed 6:08 AM3913 km2431 miles2113 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RarotongaWed 4:08 AM4031 km2504 miles2176 nmSouthwest SW
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