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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 20:24:00 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: 58%

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 20:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 59' North, Longitude: 133° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.91 meters/second, 1612.5 km/hour, 1001.9 miles/hour or 870.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.70 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 misouth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 32' 17.8"1001.83 miwest0° 11' 09.2"12.77 misouth1002.05 mi
24 hours11° 11' 14.9"770.93 mieast4° 35' 41.8"315.72 misouth834.80 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MelekeokThu 5:24 AM306 km190 miles165 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManokwariThu 5:24 AM650 km404 miles351 nmSouth S
SofifiThu 5:24 AM808 km502 miles436 nmSouthwest SW
TernateThu 5:24 AM820 km509 miles443 nmSouthwest SW
DavaoThu 4:24 AM900 km559 miles486 nmWest-northwest WNW
General SantosThu 4:24 AM928 km577 miles501 nmWest W
ManadoThu 4:24 AM1034 km643 miles559 nmWest-southwest WSW
JayapuraThu 5:24 AM1157 km719 miles625 nmSoutheast SE
GorontaloThu 4:24 AM1258 km782 miles679 nmWest-southwest WSW
HagåtñaThu 6:24 AM1554 km966 miles839 nmNortheast NE
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