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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 Friday, December 21, 2012 at 02:52:00 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: 59%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterThursday, December 20, 2012 at 5:20 AM
Next phaseFull MoonFriday, December 28, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 21, 2012 at 02:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 23' North, Longitude: 125° 25' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.29 meters/second, 1606.6 km/hour, 998.3 miles/hour or 867.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 33.1"16.64 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 minorth16.64 mi
1 hour14° 33' 05.9"998.21 miwest0° 10' 21.4"11.86 minorth998.08 mi
24 hours10° 45' 54.8"738.48 mieast3° 55' 45.8"270.05 minorth782.69 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HermosilloThu 7:52 PM2838 km1764 miles1533 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Los AngelesThu 6:52 PM3043 km1891 miles1643 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico CityThu 8:52 PM3135 km1948 miles1693 nmEast-northeast ENE
PhoenixThu 7:52 PM3196 km1986 miles1726 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Las VegasThu 6:52 PM3351 km2082 miles1809 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San FranciscoThu 6:52 PM3378 km2099 miles1824 nmNorth N
KiritimatiFri 4:52 PM3593 km2232 miles1940 nmWest W
AdamstownThu 6:52 PM3626 km2253 miles1958 nmSouth S
HonoluluThu 4:52 PM3812 km2369 miles2058 nmWest-northwest WNW
PapeeteThu 4:52 PM3828 km2379 miles2067 nmSouthwest SW
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