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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 02:42:00 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: 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 02:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 02' North, Longitude: 133° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.20 meters/second, 1617.1 km/hour, 1004.8 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' 45.4"1004.75 miwest0° 11' 11.9"12.82 minorth1004.75 mi
24 hours10° 48' 56.4"747.09 mieast4° 19' 52.7"297.62 minorth802.15 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiThu 4:42 PM2620 km1628 miles1415 nmWest W
PapeeteWed 4:42 PM2858 km1776 miles1543 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownWed 6:42 PM3134 km1947 miles1692 nmSouth S
HonoluluWed 4:42 PM3298 km2049 miles1781 nmNorthwest NW
HermosilloWed 7:42 PM3761 km2337 miles2031 nmNortheast NE
Los AngelesWed 6:42 PM3795 km2358 miles2049 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RarotongaWed 4:42 PM3901 km2424 miles2106 nmSouthwest SW
San FranciscoWed 6:42 PM4018 km2497 miles2170 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PhoenixWed 7:42 PM4056 km2520 miles2190 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Las VegasWed 6:42 PM4137 km2570 miles2234 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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