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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 13:56:00 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 13:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 33' North, Longitude: 148° 51' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 413.78 meters/second, 1489.6 km/hour, 925.6 miles/hour or 804.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.8"15.43 miwest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 misouth15.43 mi
1 hour14° 28' 55.5"925.21 miwest0° 00' 05.6"0.11 misouth925.22 mi
24 hours12° 29' 22.7"798.00 mieast0° 34' 32.9"39.62 misouth800.63 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SaipanSat 11:56 PM877 km545 miles474 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HagåtñaSat 11:56 PM1094 km680 miles591 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YokohamaSat 10:56 PM1685 km1047 miles910 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KawasakiSat 10:56 PM1689 km1050 miles912 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TokyoSat 10:56 PM1705 km1059 miles921 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SagamiharaSat 10:56 PM1710 km1063 miles924 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ShizuokaSat 10:56 PM1712 km1064 miles925 nmNorthwest NW
HamamatsuSat 10:56 PM1728 km1074 miles933 nmNorthwest NW
NagoyaSat 10:56 PM1817 km1129 miles981 nmNorthwest NW
OsakaSat 10:56 PM1869 km1161 miles1009 nmNorthwest NW
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