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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 Friday, December 7, 2012 at 20:28:00 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: 37%

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 Friday, December 7, 2012 at 20:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 23' South, Longitude: 155° 14' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.37 meters/second, 1610.5 km/hour, 1000.7 miles/hour or 869.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"16.68 miwest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 misouth16.68 mi
1 hour14° 30' 28.0"1000.59 miwest0° 11' 53.8"13.62 misouth1000.55 mi
24 hours12° 07' 29.4"836.25 mieast4° 41' 05.1"321.93 misouth892.77 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BukaSat 6:28 AM133 km82 miles72 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ArawaSat 6:28 AM208 km129 miles112 nmSouth S
GizoSat 7:28 AM449 km279 miles242 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HoniaraSat 7:28 AM764 km475 miles413 nmSoutheast SE
LaeSat 6:28 AM951 km591 miles513 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port MoresbySat 6:28 AM1052 km654 miles568 nmWest-southwest WSW
PalikirSat 7:28 AM1290 km802 miles697 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YarenSat 8:28 AM1366 km849 miles738 nmEast-northeast ENE
JayapuraSat 5:28 AM1628 km1011 miles879 nmWest W
CairnsSat 6:28 AM1730 km1075 miles934 nmSouthwest SW
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