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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 20, 2012 at 06:18:00 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: 50%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterThursday, December 20, 2012 at 5:20 AM
Next phaseFull MoonFriday, December 28, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 06:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 42' North, Longitude: 173° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.94 meters/second, 1616.2 km/hour, 1004.2 miles/hour or 872.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.7"16.74 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 32' 50.3"1004.16 miwest0° 11' 05.8"12.71 minorth1004.13 mi
24 hours349° 12' 11.7"745.27 miwest4° 16' 48.4"294.11 minorth798.90 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TarawaThu 6:18 PM268 km167 miles145 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroThu 6:18 PM481 km299 miles260 nmNorthwest NW
YarenThu 6:18 PM900 km559 miles486 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandWed 6:18 PM1145 km712 miles618 nmEast-southeast ESE
FunafutiThu 6:18 PM1477 km918 miles797 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalikirThu 5:18 PM1772 km1101 miles957 nmWest-northwest WNW
Wake IslandThu 6:18 PM1893 km1176 miles1022 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HoniaraThu 5:18 PM2116 km1315 miles1142 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoThu 7:18 PM2198 km1366 miles1187 nmSoutheast SE
Port VilaThu 5:18 PM2446 km1520 miles1321 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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