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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 Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 10:38:00 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: 96%

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 Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 10:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 14' North, Longitude: 136° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.61 meters/second, 1561.0 km/hour, 970.0 miles/hour or 842.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.17 miwest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 misouth16.17 mi
1 hour14° 31' 47.7"969.76 miwest0° 07' 41.2"8.81 misouth970.09 mi
24 hours11° 11' 06.8"746.58 mieast3° 23' 14.7"232.87 misouth787.35 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluSun 12:38 AM2389 km1484 miles1290 nmWest-northwest WNW
Los AngelesSun 2:38 AM2752 km1710 miles1486 nmNortheast NE
KiritimatiMon 12:38 AM2756 km1713 miles1488 nmWest-southwest WSW
San FranciscoSun 2:38 AM2839 km1764 miles1533 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HermosilloSun 3:38 AM3005 km1867 miles1622 nmNortheast NE
Las VegasSun 2:38 AM3116 km1936 miles1682 nmNortheast NE
PhoenixSun 3:38 AM3153 km1959 miles1703 nmNortheast NE
Salt Lake CitySun 3:38 AM3676 km2284 miles1985 nmNortheast NE
SeattleSun 2:38 AM3810 km2367 miles2057 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PapeeteSun 12:38 AM3912 km2431 miles2112 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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