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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 14:44:00 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: 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 14:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 30' North, Longitude: 133° 00' 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
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' 40.1"13.36 misouth1004.90 mi
24 hours11° 26' 33.1"791.22 mieast4° 43' 57.9"325.18 misouth855.39 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiFri 4:44 AM2707 km1682 miles1462 nmWest W
PapeeteThu 4:44 AM2780 km1728 miles1501 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownThu 6:44 AM2955 km1836 miles1596 nmSouth S
HonoluluThu 4:44 AM3475 km2159 miles1876 nmNorthwest NW
HermosilloThu 7:44 AM3844 km2389 miles2076 nmNortheast NE
RarotongaThu 4:44 AM3849 km2392 miles2078 nmSouthwest SW
Los AngelesThu 6:44 AM3918 km2434 miles2115 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Easter Island *Thu 9:44 AM4055 km2519 miles2189 nmSoutheast SE
PhoenixThu 7:44 AM4157 km2583 miles2245 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San FranciscoThu 6:44 AM4160 km2585 miles2246 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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