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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 15:12:00 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 15:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 24' North, Longitude: 139° 47' 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' 50.2"1004.79 miwest0° 11' 40.6"13.37 misouth1004.92 mi
24 hours11° 27' 02.4"791.81 mieast4° 44' 05.1"325.32 misouth855.95 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiFri 5:12 AM1953 km1214 miles1055 nmWest W
PapeeteThu 5:12 AM2353 km1462 miles1271 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HonoluluThu 5:12 AM2949 km1832 miles1592 nmNorthwest NW
AdamstownThu 7:12 AM3109 km1932 miles1679 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RarotongaThu 5:12 AM3318 km2061 miles1791 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoFri 4:12 AM3685 km2290 miles1990 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Fri 5:12 AM3910 km2430 miles2111 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiThu 4:12 AM3997 km2483 miles2158 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandThu 3:12 AM4086 km2539 miles2206 nmWest W
Los AngelesThu 7:12 AM4253 km2642 miles2296 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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