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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 16:34:00 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: 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 16:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 53' North, Longitude: 178° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.04 meters/second, 1594.9 km/hour, 991.0 miles/hour or 861.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.52 miwest0° 00' 09.8"0.19 misouth16.52 mi
1 hour14° 32' 27.6"990.91 miwest0° 09' 55.9"11.38 misouth991.22 mi
24 hours348° 58' 39.2"751.16 miwest4° 11' 33.0"288.11 misouth808.34 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MajuroWed 4:34 AM826 km513 miles446 nmWest-southwest WSW
TarawaWed 4:34 AM1098 km682 miles593 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandTue 4:34 AM1224 km760 miles661 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Wake IslandWed 4:34 AM1619 km1006 miles874 nmNorthwest NW
YarenWed 4:34 AM1699 km1055 miles917 nmSouthwest SW
FunafutiWed 4:34 AM2038 km1266 miles1100 nmSouth S
MidwayTue 5:34 AM2082 km1294 miles1124 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PalikirWed 3:34 AM2228 km1385 miles1203 nmWest W
FakaofoWed 5:34 AM2430 km1510 miles1312 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Apia *Wed 6:34 AM2848 km1770 miles1538 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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