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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 15:34:00 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 15:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 44' North, Longitude: 170° 27' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.37 meters/second, 1549.3 km/hour, 962.7 miles/hour or 836.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"16.04 miwest0° 00' 06.6"0.13 misouth16.05 mi
1 hour14° 31' 44.4"962.48 miwest0° 06' 41.7"7.67 misouth962.79 mi
24 hours348° 47' 19.8"742.76 miwest3° 01' 20.1"207.80 misouth776.58 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Wake IslandMon 3:34 AM492 km306 miles266 nmNorthwest NW
MajuroMon 3:34 AM1063 km661 miles574 nmSouth S
TarawaMon 3:34 AM1717 km1067 miles927 nmSouth S
PalikirMon 2:34 AM1722 km1070 miles930 nmSouthwest SW
MidwaySun 4:34 AM1783 km1108 miles963 nmNortheast NE
YarenMon 3:34 AM1949 km1211 miles1052 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandSun 3:34 AM2324 km1444 miles1255 nmSoutheast SE
HagåtñaMon 1:34 AM2784 km1730 miles1503 nmWest W
FunafutiMon 3:34 AM2955 km1836 miles1595 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HoniaraMon 2:34 AM3116 km1936 miles1683 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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