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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 27, 2012 at 07:52:00 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: 99%

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 Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 07:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 50' North, Longitude: 130° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.53 meters/second, 1510.3 km/hour, 938.5 miles/hour or 815.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.64 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth15.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 39.4"938.15 miwest0° 01' 04.3"1.23 misouth938.21 mi
24 hours11° 43' 07.6"757.72 mieast0° 52' 30.2"60.20 misouth762.27 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TijuanaWed 11:52 PM1876 km1166 miles1013 nmNortheast NE
San DiegoWed 11:52 PM1880 km1168 miles1015 nmNortheast NE
Los AngelesWed 11:52 PM1909 km1186 miles1031 nmNortheast NE
MexicaliWed 11:52 PM1998 km1242 miles1079 nmNortheast NE
San Jose (USA)Wed 11:52 PM2017 km1253 miles1089 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San FranciscoWed 11:52 PM2039 km1267 miles1101 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SacramentoWed 11:52 PM2156 km1339 miles1164 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HermosilloThu 12:52 AM2187 km1359 miles1181 nmEast-northeast ENE
Las VegasWed 11:52 PM2271 km1411 miles1226 nmNortheast NE
PhoenixThu 12:52 AM2309 km1435 miles1247 nmNortheast NE
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