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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 07:42:00 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 07:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 57' North, Longitude: 153° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.82 meters/second, 1615.7 km/hour, 1004.0 miles/hour or 872.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.73 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 32' 52.1"1003.89 miwest0° 11' 03.3"12.66 minorth1003.86 mi
24 hours10° 47' 25.8"744.62 mieast4° 15' 33.6"292.69 minorth797.66 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PalikirThu 6:42 PM615 km382 miles332 nmEast-northeast ENE
KoloniaThu 6:42 PM622 km387 miles336 nmEast-northeast ENE
HagåtñaThu 5:42 PM1423 km885 miles769 nmNorthwest NW
YarenThu 7:42 PM1576 km980 miles851 nmEast-southeast ESE
JayapuraThu 4:42 PM1591 km988 miles859 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port MoresbyThu 5:42 PM1638 km1018 miles884 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HoniaraThu 6:42 PM1646 km1023 miles889 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MajuroThu 7:42 PM1996 km1240 miles1078 nmEast E
MelekeokThu 4:42 PM2123 km1319 miles1146 nmWest-northwest WNW
TarawaThu 7:42 PM2190 km1361 miles1183 nmEast E

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