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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 Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 10:22:00 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 phaseFull MoonFriday, December 28, 2012 at 10:23 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterSaturday, January 5, 2013 at 3:59 AM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 10:22:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 57' North, Longitude: 143° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.30 meters/second, 1538.3 km/hour, 955.8 miles/hour or 830.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.93 miwest0° 00' 05.6"0.11 misouth15.93 mi
1 hour14° 31' 15.3"955.58 miwest0° 05' 46.3"6.62 misouth955.86 mi
24 hours11° 23' 45.8"750.01 mieast2° 40' 54.8"184.42 misouth777.58 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluSat 12:22 AM1533 km952 miles828 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiSun 12:22 AM2323 km1443 miles1254 nmSouthwest SW
San FranciscoSat 2:22 AM3018 km1875 miles1629 nmNortheast NE
Los AngelesSat 2:22 AM3092 km1921 miles1670 nmNortheast NE
Las VegasSat 2:22 AM3450 km2144 miles1863 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloSat 3:22 AM3545 km2203 miles1914 nmEast-northeast ENE
PhoenixSat 3:22 AM3585 km2228 miles1936 nmNortheast NE
MidwayFri 11:22 PM3621 km2250 miles1955 nmWest-northwest WNW
SeattleSat 2:22 AM3821 km2374 miles2063 nmNorth-northeast NNE
VancouverSat 2:22 AM3935 km2445 miles2125 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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