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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 Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 08:14:00 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: 96%

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 Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 08:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 47' North, Longitude: 147° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.76 meters/second, 1511.1 km/hour, 939.0 miles/hour or 815.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.65 miwest0° 00' 01.2"0.02 minorth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 49.0"938.64 miwest0° 01' 13.8"1.41 minorth938.58 mi
24 hours11° 42' 49.2"757.65 mieast0° 02' 42.7"3.11 minorth757.54 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluTue 10:14 PM1054 km655 miles569 nmWest W
KiritimatiWed 10:14 PM2338 km1453 miles1263 nmSouth-southwest SSW
San FranciscoWed 12:14 AM3078 km1913 miles1662 nmNortheast NE
MidwayTue 9:14 PM3106 km1930 miles1677 nmWest-northwest WNW
Los AngelesWed 12:14 AM3248 km2018 miles1754 nmEast-northeast ENE
Las VegasWed 12:14 AM3590 km2231 miles1939 nmNortheast NE
SeattleWed 12:14 AM3750 km2330 miles2025 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PhoenixWed 1:14 AM3780 km2349 miles2041 nmEast-northeast ENE
HermosilloWed 1:14 AM3809 km2367 miles2057 nmEast-northeast ENE
VancouverWed 12:14 AM3841 km2387 miles2074 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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