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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 Friday, December 21, 2012 at 06:36:00 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: 61%

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 Friday, December 21, 2012 at 06:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 02' North, Longitude: 179° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.63 meters/second, 1604.3 km/hour, 996.8 miles/hour or 866.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 33.1"16.61 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 minorth16.61 mi
1 hour14° 33' 06.6"996.71 miwest0° 10' 11.8"11.68 minorth996.57 mi
24 hours10° 46' 20.0"737.85 mieast3° 51' 20.0"264.99 minorth780.18 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Baker IslandThu 6:36 PM938 km583 miles507 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MajuroFri 6:36 PM1005 km624 miles543 nmWest W
TarawaFri 6:36 PM1088 km676 miles587 nmSouthwest SW
YarenFri 6:36 PM1758 km1092 miles949 nmWest-southwest WSW
FunafutiFri 6:36 PM1833 km1139 miles990 nmSouth S
Wake IslandFri 6:36 PM1927 km1197 miles1040 nmNorthwest NW
FakaofoFri 7:36 PM2142 km1331 miles1157 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MidwayThu 7:36 PM2248 km1397 miles1214 nmNorth N
PalikirFri 5:36 PM2442 km1517 miles1318 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 8:36 PM2573 km1599 miles1389 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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