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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 Friday, December 28, 2012 at 09:42:00 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: 100%

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 Friday, December 28, 2012 at 09:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 52' North, Longitude: 145° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.27 meters/second, 1520.2 km/hour, 944.6 miles/hour or 820.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.74 miwest0° 00' 03.4"0.07 misouth15.74 mi
1 hour14° 30' 49.5"944.29 miwest0° 03' 33.4"4.08 misouth944.48 mi
24 hours11° 35' 45.0"754.53 mieast1° 50' 36.5"126.80 misouth769.28 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluThu 11:42 PM1289 km801 miles696 nmWest W
KiritimatiFri 11:42 PM2366 km1470 miles1277 nmSouthwest SW
San FranciscoFri 1:42 AM2992 km1859 miles1616 nmNortheast NE
Los AngelesFri 1:42 AM3121 km1939 miles1685 nmNortheast NE
MidwayThu 10:42 PM3352 km2083 miles1810 nmWest-northwest WNW
Las VegasFri 1:42 AM3471 km2157 miles1874 nmNortheast NE
PhoenixFri 2:42 AM3639 km2261 miles1965 nmEast-northeast ENE
HermosilloFri 2:42 AM3640 km2262 miles1966 nmEast-northeast ENE
SeattleFri 1:42 AM3726 km2315 miles2012 nmNorth-northeast NNE
VancouverFri 1:42 AM3828 km2379 miles2067 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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