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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 Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 15:14:00 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: 70%

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 Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 15:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 06' North, Longitude: 162° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.74 meters/second, 1593.9 km/hour, 990.4 miles/hour or 860.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.51 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 misouth16.51 mi
1 hour14° 32' 27.2"990.23 miwest0° 09' 51.7"11.30 misouth990.55 mi
24 hours11° 01' 13.8"750.52 mieast4° 10' 05.1"286.44 misouth807.22 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiWed 5:14 AM1071 km666 miles578 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HonoluluTue 5:14 AM1333 km829 miles720 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Baker IslandTue 3:14 AM1903 km1182 miles1027 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoWed 4:14 AM2364 km1469 miles1276 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MidwayTue 4:14 AM2542 km1579 miles1372 nmNorthwest NW
Apia *Wed 5:14 AM2841 km1765 miles1534 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TarawaWed 3:14 AM2883 km1792 miles1557 nmWest-southwest WSW
FunafutiWed 3:14 AM2894 km1798 miles1563 nmSouthwest SW
MajuroWed 3:14 AM2920 km1814 miles1577 nmWest W
AlofiTue 4:14 AM3327 km2068 miles1797 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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