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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 Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 15:22:00 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: 60%

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 Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 15:22:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 55' North, Longitude: 153° 21' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.26 meters/second, 1610.1 km/hour, 1000.5 miles/hour or 869.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.67 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 misouth16.67 mi
1 hour14° 32' 22.2"1000.37 miwest0° 10' 58.1"12.56 misouth1000.61 mi
24 hours11° 08' 19.4"766.39 mieast4° 32' 18.1"311.83 misouth829.56 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiThu 5:22 AM629 km391 miles340 nmSouthwest SW
HonoluluWed 5:22 AM1772 km1101 miles957 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FakaofoThu 4:22 AM2606 km1619 miles1407 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteWed 5:22 AM2626 km1632 miles1418 nmSouth S
Baker IslandWed 3:22 AM2647 km1645 miles1429 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Thu 5:22 AM2985 km1855 miles1612 nmSouthwest SW
RarotongaWed 5:22 AM3083 km1916 miles1665 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AlofiWed 4:22 AM3305 km2054 miles1785 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiThu 3:22 AM3438 km2136 miles1856 nmWest-southwest WSW
MidwayWed 4:22 AM3538 km2199 miles1911 nmNorthwest NW

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