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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 Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 14:44:00 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: 86%

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 Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 14:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 49' North, Longitude: 177° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.16 meters/second, 1548.6 km/hour, 962.2 miles/hour or 836.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"16.04 miwest0° 00' 06.5"0.13 misouth16.04 mi
1 hour14° 31' 43.4"962.00 miwest0° 06' 37.7"7.60 misouth962.31 mi
24 hours11° 13' 03.4"742.83 mieast2° 59' 52.3"206.12 misouth776.19 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MidwaySun 3:44 AM1261 km784 miles681 nmNorth N
MajuroMon 2:44 AM1634 km1016 miles883 nmSouthwest SW
Wake IslandMon 2:44 AM1706 km1060 miles921 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baker IslandSun 2:44 AM1842 km1145 miles995 nmSouth S
TarawaMon 2:44 AM2000 km1243 miles1080 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HonoluluSun 4:44 AM2119 km1316 miles1144 nmEast-northeast ENE
YarenMon 2:44 AM2575 km1600 miles1391 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiMon 4:44 AM2754 km1711 miles1487 nmSoutheast SE
FunafutiMon 2:44 AM2827 km1756 miles1526 nmSouth S
PalikirMon 1:44 AM2871 km1784 miles1550 nmWest-southwest WSW
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