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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 08:34:00 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: 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 08:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 22' North, Longitude: 151° 39' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.26 meters/second, 1602.9 km/hour, 996.0 miles/hour or 865.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 33.1"16.60 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 minorth16.60 mi
1 hour14° 33' 06.8"995.88 miwest0° 10' 06.5"11.58 minorth995.73 mi
24 hours10° 46' 38.5"737.59 mieast3° 48' 55.8"262.24 minorth778.91 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
WenoFri 6:34 PM103 km64 miles55 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalikirFri 7:34 PM737 km458 miles398 nmEast-southeast ESE
HagåtñaFri 6:34 PM942 km585 miles509 nmNorthwest NW
SaipanFri 6:34 PM992 km617 miles536 nmNorthwest NW
JayapuraFri 5:34 PM1711 km1063 miles924 nmSouthwest SW
MelekeokFri 5:34 PM1879 km1168 miles1015 nmWest W
YarenFri 8:34 PM1959 km1217 miles1058 nmEast-southeast ESE
Wake IslandFri 8:34 PM2020 km1255 miles1091 nmNortheast NE
Port MoresbyFri 6:34 PM2031 km1262 miles1096 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroFri 8:34 PM2161 km1343 miles1167 nmEast E
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