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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 Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 18:26:00 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: 49%

Previous phaseThird QuarterThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:33 PM
Next phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 18:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 46' North, Longitude: 173° 14' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.27 meters/second, 1617.4 km/hour, 1005.0 miles/hour or 873.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"16.75 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 43.5"1004.87 miwest0° 11' 44.4"13.44 misouth1004.98 mi
24 hours348° 29' 26.6"796.03 miwest4° 44' 47.1"326.12 misouth859.81 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TarawaFri 6:26 AM76 km47 miles41 nmNorth-northwest NNW
YarenFri 6:26 AM718 km446 miles388 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroFri 6:26 AM740 km460 miles400 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Baker IslandThu 6:26 AM1147 km713 miles619 nmEast E
FunafutiFri 6:26 AM1223 km760 miles660 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalikirFri 5:26 AM1805 km1122 miles975 nmWest-northwest WNW
HoniaraFri 5:26 AM1855 km1153 miles1002 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoFri 7:26 AM2055 km1277 miles1110 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port VilaFri 5:26 AM2117 km1315 miles1143 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Suva *Fri 7:26 AM2167 km1347 miles1170 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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