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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 18:34:00 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: 69%

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 18:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 33' North, Longitude: 149° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.48 meters/second, 1596.5 km/hour, 992.0 miles/hour or 862.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.53 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 misouth16.53 mi
1 hour14° 32' 27.9"991.89 miwest0° 10' 02.2"11.50 misouth992.20 mi
24 hours11° 01' 34.4"752.16 mieast4° 13' 42.1"290.57 misouth810.03 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HagåtñaWed 4:34 AM643 km400 miles347 nmNorthwest NW
SaipanWed 4:34 AM723 km449 miles391 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PalikirWed 5:34 AM1040 km646 miles562 nmEast-southeast ESE
MelekeokWed 3:34 AM1610 km1000 miles869 nmWest W
JayapuraWed 3:34 AM1629 km1012 miles880 nmSouthwest SW
ManokwariWed 3:34 AM2026 km1259 miles1094 nmSouthwest SW
Port MoresbyWed 4:34 AM2112 km1312 miles1140 nmSouth S
Wake IslandWed 6:34 AM2174 km1351 miles1174 nmEast-northeast ENE
YarenWed 6:34 AM2268 km1409 miles1224 nmEast-southeast ESE
HoniaraWed 5:34 AM2419 km1503 miles1306 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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