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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 09:02:00 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 09:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 49' North, Longitude: 147° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.59 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
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.64 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth15.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 39.4"938.28 miwest0° 01' 11.1"1.36 misouth938.34 mi
24 hours11° 42' 57.3"757.64 mieast0° 55' 12.3"63.29 misouth762.55 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluWed 11:02 PM1064 km661 miles575 nmWest W
KiritimatiThu 11:02 PM2347 km1458 miles1267 nmSouth-southwest SSW
San FranciscoThu 1:02 AM3068 km1906 miles1657 nmNortheast NE
MidwayWed 10:02 PM3115 km1935 miles1682 nmWest-northwest WNW
Los AngelesThu 1:02 AM3237 km2011 miles1748 nmEast-northeast ENE
Las VegasThu 1:02 AM3579 km2224 miles1933 nmNortheast NE
SeattleThu 1:02 AM3741 km2325 miles2020 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PhoenixThu 2:02 AM3769 km2342 miles2035 nmEast-northeast ENE
HermosilloThu 2:02 AM3797 km2360 miles2050 nmEast-northeast ENE
VancouverThu 1:02 AM3833 km2381 miles2069 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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