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 symbolizes the position of the Moon, and the yellow sun symbolizes the position of the sun.
Change time and date
|< 4 weeks||4 weeks >||March equinox|
|< 1 day||1 day >||June solstice|
|< 12 hours||12 hours >||September equinox|
|< 6 hours||6 hours >||December solstice|
|< 1 hour||1 hour >||Now/Current time|
|< 10 minutes||10 minutes >|
- 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: . 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: . 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.
Fraction of moon illuminated: 49%
|Previous phase||New Moon||Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:42 AM|
|Next phase||First Quarter||Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 5:19 AM|
Position of the Moon
On Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 02:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at
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:
|Time||Longitude difference||Latitude difference||Total|
|1 minute||0° 14' 32.6"||16.75 mi||west||0° 00' 11.1"||0.21 mi||north||16.75 mi|
|1 hour||14° 32' 45.4"||1004.75 mi||west||0° 11' 11.9"||12.82 mi||north||1004.75 mi|
|24 hours||10° 48' 55.9"||747.08 mi||east||4° 19' 51.7"||297.60 mi||north||802.13 mi|
Locations with the moon near zenith
The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
|Kiritimati||Thu 4:42 PM||2590 km||1609 miles||1399 nm||W|
|Papeete||Wed 4:42 PM||2840 km||1765 miles||1534 nm||SW|
|Adamstown||Wed 6:42 PM||3138 km||1950 miles||1694 nm||S|
|Honolulu||Wed 4:42 PM||3275 km||2035 miles||1768 nm||NW|
|Hermosillo||Wed 7:42 PM||3779 km||2348 miles||2040 nm||NE|
|Los Angeles||Wed 6:42 PM||3807 km||2365 miles||2055 nm||NNE|
|Rarotonga||Wed 4:42 PM||3880 km||2411 miles||2095 nm||SW|
|San Francisco||Wed 6:42 PM||4026 km||2502 miles||2174 nm||NNE|
|Phoenix||Wed 7:42 PM||4071 km||2530 miles||2198 nm||NNE|
|Las Vegas||Wed 6:42 PM||4149 km||2578 miles||2240 nm||NNE|
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