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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 08:42:00 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 08:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 49' North, Longitude: 142° 47' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.57 meters/second, 1510.5 km/hour, 938.6 miles/hour or 815.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.64 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth15.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 39.4"938.24 miwest0° 01' 09.2"1.32 misouth938.30 mi
24 hours11° 43' 00.5"757.67 mieast0° 54' 26.0"62.41 misouth762.47 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluWed 10:42 PM1566 km973 miles846 nmWest W
KiritimatiThu 10:42 PM2625 km1631 miles1418 nmSouthwest SW
San FranciscoThu 12:42 AM2715 km1687 miles1466 nmNortheast NE
Los AngelesThu 12:42 AM2822 km1754 miles1524 nmNortheast NE
Las VegasThu 12:42 AM3175 km1973 miles1715 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloThu 1:42 AM3330 km2069 miles1798 nmEast-northeast ENE
PhoenixThu 1:42 AM3334 km2072 miles1800 nmEast-northeast ENE
SeattleThu 12:42 AM3495 km2172 miles1887 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MidwayWed 9:42 PM3586 km2228 miles1936 nmWest-northwest WNW
VancouverThu 12:42 AM3607 km2241 miles1948 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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