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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 Monday, December 3, 2012 at 14:14:00 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: 79%

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 Monday, December 3, 2012 at 14:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 54' North, Longitude: 158° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.44 meters/second, 1571.2 km/hour, 976.3 miles/hour or 848.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.27 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 misouth16.27 mi
1 hour14° 32' 10.8"976.10 miwest0° 08' 21.1"9.57 misouth976.44 mi
24 hours11° 04' 02.4"743.21 mieast3° 37' 49.3"249.54 misouth789.00 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluMon 4:14 AM829 km515 miles448 nmNorth N
KiritimatiTue 4:14 AM1342 km834 miles725 nmSouth S
Baker IslandMon 2:14 AM2455 km1525 miles1325 nmSouthwest SW
MidwayMon 3:14 AM2479 km1540 miles1339 nmNorthwest NW
FakaofoTue 3:14 AM2908 km1807 miles1570 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroTue 2:14 AM3348 km2080 miles1808 nmWest W
Apia *Tue 4:14 AM3376 km2098 miles1823 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TarawaTue 2:14 AM3382 km2101 miles1826 nmWest-southwest WSW
FunafutiTue 2:14 AM3458 km2149 miles1867 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteMon 4:14 AM3626 km2253 miles1958 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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