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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 19:44:00 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: 68%

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 19:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 21' North, Longitude: 132° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.73 meters/second, 1597.4 km/hour, 992.6 miles/hour or 862.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.54 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 misouth16.54 mi
1 hour14° 32' 28.2"992.46 miwest0° 10' 05.7"11.56 misouth992.77 mi
24 hours11° 01' 44.4"752.77 mieast4° 14' 55.8"291.97 misouth811.04 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MelekeokWed 4:44 AM342 km213 miles185 nmSoutheast SE
DavaoWed 3:44 AM762 km473 miles411 nmWest-southwest WSW
General SantosWed 3:44 AM848 km527 miles458 nmWest-southwest WSW
Cebu CityWed 3:44 AM909 km565 miles491 nmWest W
BacolodWed 3:44 AM1016 km631 miles548 nmWest W
ManokwariWed 4:44 AM1150 km715 miles621 nmSouth S
ManadoWed 3:44 AM1187 km738 miles641 nmSouthwest SW
QuezonWed 3:44 AM1343 km835 miles725 nmWest-northwest WNW
ManilaWed 3:44 AM1345 km836 miles726 nmWest-northwest WNW
GorontaloWed 3:44 AM1401 km871 miles757 nmSouthwest SW

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