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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 20, 2012 at 02:12:00 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: 49%

Previous phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:43 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterThursday, December 20, 2012 at 5:20 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 02:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 56' North, Longitude: 126° 32' 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' 32.6"16.75 miwest0° 00' 11.1"0.21 minorth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 32' 44.6"1004.83 miwest0° 11' 12.7"12.84 minorth1004.82 mi
24 hours10° 49' 07.1"747.36 mieast4° 20' 17.4"298.09 minorth802.61 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownWed 6:12 PM3122 km1940 miles1685 nmSouth S
HermosilloWed 7:12 PM3329 km2068 miles1797 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PapeeteWed 4:12 PM3394 km2109 miles1833 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiThu 4:12 PM3428 km2130 miles1851 nmWest W
Mexico CityWed 8:12 PM3494 km2171 miles1886 nmEast-northeast ENE
Los AngelesWed 6:12 PM3551 km2206 miles1917 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PhoenixWed 7:12 PM3698 km2298 miles1997 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Easter Island *Wed 9:12 PM3800 km2361 miles2052 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Las VegasWed 6:12 PM3858 km2397 miles2083 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San FranciscoWed 6:12 PM3880 km2411 miles2095 nmNorth N

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