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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 1, 2012 at 16:36:00 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: 92%

Previous phaseFull MoonWednesday, November 28, 2012 at 2:47 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 16:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 55' North, Longitude: 144° 02' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.91 meters/second, 1529.7 km/hour, 950.5 miles/hour or 826.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.84 miwest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 misouth15.84 mi
1 hour14° 31' 15.7"950.23 miwest0° 04' 46.5"5.48 misouth950.47 mi
24 hours11° 24' 01.3"746.10 mieast2° 18' 07.0"158.31 misouth767.51 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SaipanSun 2:36 AM450 km280 miles243 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HagåtñaSun 2:36 AM607 km377 miles328 nmSouth S
MelekeokSun 1:36 AM1623 km1008 miles876 nmSouthwest SW
HamamatsuSun 1:36 AM1857 km1154 miles1003 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ShizuokaSun 1:36 AM1865 km1159 miles1007 nmNorth-northwest NNW
YokohamaSun 1:36 AM1882 km1169 miles1016 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KawasakiSun 1:36 AM1890 km1174 miles1020 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SagamiharaSun 1:36 AM1901 km1181 miles1027 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TokyoSun 1:36 AM1907 km1185 miles1030 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NagoyaSun 1:36 AM1933 km1201 miles1044 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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