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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 06:34:00 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: 51%

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 06:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 45' North, Longitude: 169° 57' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.91 meters/second, 1616.1 km/hour, 1004.2 miles/hour or 872.6 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' 50.7"1004.11 miwest0° 11' 05.3"12.70 minorth1004.08 mi
24 hours349° 12' 16.1"745.15 miwest4° 16' 34.2"293.84 minorth798.66 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MajuroThu 6:34 PM401 km249 miles217 nmNorth-northeast NNE
TarawaThu 6:34 PM426 km264 miles230 nmSoutheast SE
YarenThu 6:34 PM581 km361 miles314 nmSouthwest SW
PalikirThu 5:34 PM1352 km840 miles730 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baker IslandWed 6:34 PM1560 km969 miles842 nmEast-southeast ESE
FunafutiThu 6:34 PM1702 km1057 miles919 nmSoutheast SE
Wake IslandThu 6:34 PM1756 km1091 miles948 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HoniaraThu 5:34 PM1831 km1138 miles989 nmSouthwest SW
Port VilaThu 5:34 PM2382 km1480 miles1286 nmSouth S
FakaofoThu 7:34 PM2541 km1579 miles1372 nmSoutheast SE

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