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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 15:42:00 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 15:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 51' North, Longitude: 158° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.30 meters/second, 1610.3 km/hour, 1000.6 miles/hour or 869.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.68 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 misouth16.68 mi
1 hour14° 32' 22.0"1000.47 miwest0° 10' 59.0"12.58 misouth1000.71 mi
24 hours11° 08' 30.0"766.68 mieast4° 32' 32.4"312.11 misouth829.90 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiThu 5:42 AM451 km280 miles243 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HonoluluWed 5:42 AM1711 km1063 miles924 nmNorth N
Baker IslandWed 3:42 AM2126 km1321 miles1148 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoThu 4:42 AM2219 km1379 miles1198 nmSouthwest SW
Apia *Thu 5:42 AM2644 km1643 miles1427 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteWed 5:42 AM2755 km1712 miles1487 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FunafutiThu 3:42 AM2968 km1844 miles1603 nmWest-southwest WSW
RarotongaWed 5:42 AM3001 km1864 miles1620 nmSouth S
AlofiWed 4:42 AM3039 km1889 miles1641 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MidwayWed 4:42 AM3198 km1987 miles1727 nmNorthwest NW

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