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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 10, 2011 at 11:48:00 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 QuarterFriday, December 2, 2011 at 9:53 AM
Next phaseFull MoonSaturday, December 10, 2011 at 2:38 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 11:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 33' North, Longitude: 179° 45' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 413.81 meters/second, 1489.7 km/hour, 925.7 miles/hour or 804.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.9"15.43 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 minorth15.43 mi
1 hour14° 28' 58.1"925.28 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 minorth925.27 mi
24 hours347° 31' 09.6"797.45 miwest0° 28' 33.6"32.75 misouth799.48 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MidwaySat 12:48 AM691 km429 miles373 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Wake IslandSat 11:48 PM1409 km876 miles761 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroSat 11:48 PM1935 km1202 miles1045 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HonoluluSat 1:48 AM2316 km1439 miles1251 nmEast E
TarawaSat 11:48 PM2449 km1522 miles1323 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandFri 11:48 PM2507 km1558 miles1354 nmSouth S
PalikirSat 10:48 PM2889 km1795 miles1560 nmWest-southwest WSW
YarenSat 11:48 PM2908 km1807 miles1570 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AdakSat 1:48 AM3268 km2031 miles1765 nmNorth N
KiritimatiSun 1:48 AM3373 km2096 miles1821 nmSoutheast SE
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