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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 25, 2013 at 13:58:00 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: 50%

Previous phaseThird QuarterWednesday, December 25, 2013 at 1:49 PM
Next phaseNew MoonWednesday, January 1, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 13:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 04' South, Longitude: 121° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.59 meters/second, 1614.9 km/hour, 1003.5 miles/hour or 872.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.72 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 misouth16.72 mi
1 hour14° 32' 31.6"1003.36 miwest0° 10' 19.9"11.83 misouth1003.32 mi
24 hours11° 14' 28.7"775.62 mieast4° 04' 21.8"279.86 misouth822.11 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownWed 5:58 AM2514 km1562 miles1358 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Easter Island *Wed 8:58 AM2840 km1764 miles1533 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PapeeteWed 3:58 AM3440 km2137 miles1857 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsWed 7:58 AM3524 km2190 miles1903 nmEast E
Mexico CityWed 7:58 AM3543 km2202 miles1913 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloWed 6:58 AM3824 km2376 miles2065 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaWed 7:58 AM3958 km2459 miles2137 nmEast-northeast ENE
San SalvadorWed 7:58 AM4038 km2509 miles2180 nmEast-northeast ENE
KiritimatiThu 3:58 AM4080 km2535 miles2203 nmWest W
Los AngelesWed 5:58 AM4230 km2628 miles2284 nmNorth N

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