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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 16:34:00 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: 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 16:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 41' North, Longitude: 170° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.42 meters/second, 1610.7 km/hour, 1000.9 miles/hour or 869.7 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' 21.2"1000.74 miwest0° 11' 00.9"12.62 misouth1000.98 mi
24 hours11° 08' 58.3"767.43 mieast4° 33' 09.1"312.81 misouth830.79 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Baker IslandWed 4:34 AM877 km545 miles473 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiThu 6:34 AM1554 km965 miles839 nmEast-southeast ESE
FakaofoThu 5:34 AM1666 km1035 miles899 nmSouth S
TarawaThu 4:34 AM1861 km1156 miles1005 nmWest-southwest WSW
FunafutiThu 4:34 AM1923 km1195 miles1038 nmSouthwest SW
MajuroThu 4:34 AM1998 km1242 miles1079 nmWest W
Apia *Thu 6:34 AM2162 km1343 miles1167 nmSouth S
HonoluluWed 6:34 AM2221 km1380 miles1199 nmNortheast NE
YarenThu 4:34 AM2571 km1598 miles1388 nmWest-southwest WSW
MidwayWed 5:34 AM2588 km1608 miles1397 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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