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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 Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 03:50:00 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: 66%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterMonday, December 9, 2013 at 3:13 PM
Next phaseFull MoonTuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:30 AM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 03:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 31' North, Longitude: 131° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.97 meters/second, 1609.1 km/hour, 999.8 miles/hour or 868.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.66 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 31' 13.9"999.75 miwest0° 10' 32.9"12.08 minorth999.67 mi
24 hours11° 28' 57.2"790.59 mieast4° 01' 18.9"276.39 minorth834.37 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiWed 5:50 PM2944 km1829 miles1589 nmWest W
PapeeteTue 5:50 PM3260 km2026 miles1761 nmSouthwest SW
HermosilloTue 8:50 PM3358 km2087 miles1813 nmNortheast NE
HonoluluTue 5:50 PM3375 km2097 miles1822 nmNorthwest NW
AdamstownTue 7:50 PM3385 km2104 miles1828 nmSouth S
Los AngelesTue 7:50 PM3425 km2128 miles1849 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PhoenixTue 8:50 PM3665 km2277 miles1979 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San FranciscoTue 7:50 PM3677 km2285 miles1986 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Las VegasTue 7:50 PM3761 km2337 miles2031 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico CityTue 9:50 PM3787 km2353 miles2045 nmEast-northeast ENE

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