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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 16:44:00 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 16:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 51' North, Longitude: 175° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.07 meters/second, 1595.1 km/hour, 991.1 miles/hour or 861.3 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' 27.7"990.99 miwest0° 09' 56.5"11.39 misouth991.30 mi
24 hours348° 58' 38.1"751.24 miwest4° 11' 44.0"288.32 misouth808.48 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MajuroWed 4:44 AM584 km363 miles316 nmWest-southwest WSW
TarawaWed 4:44 AM982 km610 miles530 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandTue 4:44 AM1371 km852 miles740 nmSoutheast SE
Wake IslandWed 4:44 AM1432 km890 miles773 nmNorthwest NW
YarenWed 4:44 AM1510 km938 miles815 nmSouthwest SW
PalikirWed 3:44 AM1964 km1221 miles1061 nmWest W
FunafutiWed 4:44 AM2067 km1285 miles1116 nmSouth S
MidwayTue 5:44 AM2155 km1339 miles1164 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FakaofoWed 5:44 AM2568 km1596 miles1387 nmSoutheast SE
HoniaraWed 3:44 AM2760 km1715 miles1490 nmSouthwest SW

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