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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 14:44:00 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 14:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 02' North, Longitude: 144° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.17 meters/second, 1609.8 km/hour, 1000.3 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' 22.7"1000.17 miwest0° 10' 56.7"12.54 misouth1000.41 mi
24 hours11° 07' 59.6"765.85 mieast4° 31' 50.4"311.31 misouth828.92 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiThu 4:44 AM1536 km954 miles829 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluWed 4:44 AM2247 km1396 miles1213 nmNorthwest NW
PapeeteWed 4:44 AM2673 km1661 miles1443 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoThu 3:44 AM3454 km2146 miles1865 nmWest-southwest WSW
RarotongaWed 4:44 AM3465 km2153 miles1871 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandWed 2:44 AM3650 km2268 miles1971 nmWest W
AdamstownWed 6:44 AM3761 km2337 miles2031 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Apia *Thu 4:44 AM3761 km2337 miles2031 nmSouthwest SW
AlofiWed 3:44 AM3960 km2461 miles2138 nmSouthwest SW
Los AngelesWed 6:44 AM4091 km2542 miles2209 nmNortheast NE

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