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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 14:34:00 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 14:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 03' North, Longitude: 141° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.14 meters/second, 1609.7 km/hour, 1000.2 miles/hour or 869.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.67 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 misouth16.67 mi
1 hour14° 32' 22.8"1000.11 miwest0° 10' 56.3"12.53 misouth1000.36 mi
24 hours11° 07' 54.3"765.71 mieast4° 31' 43.2"311.17 misouth828.75 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiThu 4:34 AM1795 km1115 miles969 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluWed 4:34 AM2424 km1506 miles1309 nmNorthwest NW
PapeeteWed 4:34 AM2748 km1708 miles1484 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RarotongaWed 4:34 AM3606 km2241 miles1947 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AdamstownWed 6:34 AM3666 km2278 miles1979 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FakaofoThu 3:34 AM3692 km2294 miles1994 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandWed 2:34 AM3916 km2433 miles2115 nmWest W
Los AngelesWed 6:34 AM3931 km2443 miles2122 nmNortheast NE
Apia *Thu 4:34 AM3983 km2475 miles2151 nmSouthwest SW
San FranciscoWed 6:34 AM4018 km2497 miles2170 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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