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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 15:08:00 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: 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 15:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 25' North, Longitude: 138° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.23 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' 50.3"1004.79 miwest0° 11' 40.6"13.37 misouth1004.92 mi
24 hours11° 26' 58.2"791.73 mieast4° 44' 04.1"325.30 misouth855.87 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiFri 5:08 AM2061 km1281 miles1113 nmWest W
PapeeteThu 5:08 AM2405 km1494 miles1299 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HonoluluThu 5:08 AM3019 km1876 miles1630 nmNorthwest NW
AdamstownThu 7:08 AM3077 km1912 miles1662 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RarotongaThu 5:08 AM3389 km2106 miles1830 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoFri 4:08 AM3787 km2353 miles2045 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Fri 5:08 AM4007 km2490 miles2164 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiThu 4:08 AM4085 km2538 miles2206 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandThu 3:08 AM4194 km2606 miles2265 nmWest W
Los AngelesThu 7:08 AM4199 km2609 miles2267 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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