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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 08:02:00 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 08:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 01' North, Longitude: 148° 37' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.79 meters/second, 1615.6 km/hour, 1003.9 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' 52.5"1003.82 miwest0° 11' 02.7"12.65 minorth1003.79 mi
24 hours10° 47' 20.9"744.47 mieast4° 15' 15.6"292.34 minorth797.37 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PalikirThu 7:02 PM1106 km687 miles597 nmEast-northeast ENE
HagåtñaThu 6:02 PM1129 km702 miles610 nmNorth-northwest NNW
JayapuraThu 5:02 PM1140 km708 miles616 nmSouthwest SW
Port MoresbyThu 6:02 PM1498 km931 miles809 nmSouth S
MelekeokThu 5:02 PM1597 km992 miles862 nmWest-northwest WNW
ManokwariThu 5:02 PM1707 km1060 miles921 nmWest-southwest WSW
HoniaraThu 7:02 PM1948 km1210 miles1052 nmSoutheast SE
YarenThu 8:02 PM2097 km1303 miles1132 nmEast-southeast ESE
CairnsThu 6:02 PM2337 km1452 miles1262 nmSouth S
MajuroThu 8:02 PM2526 km1569 miles1364 nmEast E

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