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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 15:54:00 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 15:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 60' North, Longitude: 172° 07' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.89 meters/second, 1594.4 km/hour, 990.7 miles/hour or 860.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.51 miwest0° 00' 09.8"0.19 misouth16.51 mi
1 hour14° 32' 27.5"990.57 miwest0° 09' 53.8"11.34 misouth990.88 mi
24 hours11° 01' 17.1"750.84 mieast4° 10' 49.2"287.28 misouth807.78 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Baker IslandTue 3:54 AM1186 km737 miles640 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroWed 3:54 AM1862 km1157 miles1006 nmWest W
KiritimatiWed 5:54 AM1867 km1160 miles1008 nmEast-southeast ESE
TarawaWed 3:54 AM1900 km1181 miles1026 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluTue 5:54 AM1974 km1227 miles1066 nmNortheast NE
MidwayTue 4:54 AM2090 km1299 miles1129 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FakaofoWed 4:54 AM2143 km1332 miles1157 nmSouth S
FunafutiWed 3:54 AM2261 km1405 miles1221 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Wake IslandWed 3:54 AM2504 km1556 miles1352 nmWest-northwest WNW
YarenWed 3:54 AM2597 km1614 miles1403 nmWest-southwest WSW
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