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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 16:46:00 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 16:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 51' North, Longitude: 175° 17' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.08 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"991.01 miwest0° 09' 56.5"11.39 misouth991.32 mi
24 hours348° 58' 38.0"751.25 miwest4° 11' 46.1"288.36 misouth808.51 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MajuroWed 4:46 AM539 km335 miles291 nmWest-southwest WSW
TarawaWed 4:46 AM966 km600 miles522 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Wake IslandWed 4:46 AM1397 km868 miles754 nmNorthwest NW
Baker IslandTue 4:46 AM1405 km873 miles759 nmSoutheast SE
YarenWed 4:46 AM1475 km917 miles797 nmSouthwest SW
PalikirWed 3:46 AM1912 km1188 miles1032 nmWest W
FunafutiWed 4:46 AM2077 km1291 miles1122 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MidwayTue 5:46 AM2173 km1351 miles1174 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FakaofoWed 5:46 AM2598 km1614 miles1403 nmSoutheast SE
HoniaraWed 3:46 AM2725 km1693 miles1472 nmSouthwest SW

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