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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 06:52:00 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 06:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 48' North, Longitude: 165° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.89 meters/second, 1616.0 km/hour, 1004.1 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"16.73 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 32' 51.0"1004.05 miwest0° 11' 04.8"12.69 minorth1004.03 mi
24 hours10° 47' 39.0"745.01 mieast4° 16' 18.3"293.54 minorth798.39 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
YarenThu 6:52 PM501 km312 miles271 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MajuroThu 6:52 PM724 km450 miles391 nmEast-northeast ENE
TarawaThu 6:52 PM865 km538 miles467 nmEast-southeast ESE
PalikirThu 5:52 PM892 km554 miles482 nmWest-northwest WNW
HoniaraThu 5:52 PM1591 km989 miles859 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Wake IslandThu 6:52 PM1717 km1067 miles927 nmNorth N
Baker IslandWed 6:52 PM2034 km1264 miles1098 nmEast E
FunafutiThu 6:52 PM2036 km1265 miles1099 nmSoutheast SE
Port VilaThu 5:52 PM2400 km1492 miles1296 nmSouth S
Port MoresbyThu 4:52 PM2513 km1561 miles1357 nmSouthwest SW

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