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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 Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 14:42:00 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: 50%

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 Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 14:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 30' North, Longitude: 132° 31' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.22 meters/second, 1617.2 km/hour, 1004.9 miles/hour or 873.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.8"16.75 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 51.1"1004.77 miwest0° 11' 40.0"13.36 misouth1004.90 mi
24 hours11° 26' 31.0"791.18 mieast4° 43' 57.3"325.17 misouth855.35 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiFri 4:42 AM2761 km1716 miles1491 nmWest W
PapeeteThu 4:42 AM2816 km1750 miles1520 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownThu 6:42 AM2951 km1834 miles1593 nmSouth S
HonoluluThu 4:42 AM3515 km2184 miles1898 nmNorthwest NW
HermosilloThu 7:42 AM3812 km2369 miles2059 nmNortheast NE
RarotongaThu 4:42 AM3890 km2417 miles2100 nmSouthwest SW
Los AngelesThu 6:42 AM3897 km2422 miles2104 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Easter Island *Thu 9:42 AM4023 km2500 miles2172 nmSoutheast SE
PhoenixThu 7:42 AM4130 km2566 miles2230 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico CityThu 8:42 AM4142 km2574 miles2237 nmEast-northeast ENE
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