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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 15:24:00 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 15:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 54' North, Longitude: 153° 50' 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"1000.38 miwest0° 10' 58.3"12.56 misouth1000.62 mi
24 hours11° 08' 20.5"766.42 mieast4° 32' 19.5"311.86 misouth829.60 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiThu 5:24 AM592 km368 miles320 nmSouthwest SW
HonoluluWed 5:24 AM1759 km1093 miles950 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FakaofoThu 4:24 AM2565 km1594 miles1385 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandWed 3:24 AM2594 km1612 miles1401 nmWest-southwest WSW
PapeeteWed 5:24 AM2634 km1637 miles1422 nmSouth S
Apia *Thu 5:24 AM2948 km1832 miles1592 nmSouthwest SW
RarotongaWed 5:24 AM3071 km1908 miles1658 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AlofiWed 4:24 AM3276 km2035 miles1769 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiThu 3:24 AM3390 km2106 miles1830 nmWest-southwest WSW
MidwayWed 4:24 AM3502 km2176 miles1891 nmNorthwest NW

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