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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 Monday, December 24, 2012 at 04:40:00 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: 85%

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 Monday, December 24, 2012 at 04:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 39' North, Longitude: 118° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.36 meters/second, 1542.1 km/hour, 958.2 miles/hour or 832.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"15.97 miwest0° 00' 05.9"0.11 minorth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 31' 57.2"957.93 miwest0° 05' 49.3"6.67 minorth957.70 mi
24 hours11° 20' 18.0"747.45 mieast1° 56' 53.2"133.99 minorth755.25 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MazatlanSun 9:40 PM1437 km893 miles776 nmEast-northeast ENE
HermosilloSun 9:40 PM1499 km931 miles809 nmNorth-northeast NNE
TijuanaSun 8:40 PM1658 km1031 miles896 nmNorth N
GuadalajaraSun 10:40 PM1665 km1035 miles899 nmEast-northeast ENE
San DiegoSun 8:40 PM1677 km1042 miles906 nmNorth N
MexicaliSun 8:40 PM1695 km1053 miles915 nmNorth N
AguascalientesSun 10:40 PM1796 km1116 miles970 nmEast-northeast ENE
Los AngelesSun 8:40 PM1817 km1129 miles981 nmNorth N
LeonSun 10:40 PM1843 km1145 miles995 nmEast-northeast ENE
PhoenixSun 9:40 PM1877 km1166 miles1013 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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