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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 Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 06:26:00 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: 70%

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 Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 06:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 51' North, Longitude: 166° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.39 meters/second, 1585.4 km/hour, 985.1 miles/hour or 856.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.42 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 minorth16.42 mi
1 hour14° 32' 57.7"984.95 miwest0° 08' 59.2"10.30 minorth984.73 mi
24 hours10° 53' 33.0"737.43 mieast3° 18' 54.1"227.90 minorth767.17 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluFri 8:26 PM1397 km868 miles754 nmNortheast NE
KiritimatiSat 8:26 PM1501 km933 miles811 nmSoutheast SE
Baker IslandFri 6:26 PM1694 km1053 miles915 nmSouthwest SW
MidwayFri 7:26 PM2133 km1326 miles1152 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FakaofoSat 7:26 PM2404 km1494 miles1298 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroSat 6:26 PM2498 km1552 miles1349 nmWest W
TarawaSat 6:26 PM2537 km1576 miles1370 nmWest-southwest WSW
FunafutiSat 6:26 PM2750 km1709 miles1485 nmSouthwest SW
Apia *Sat 8:26 PM2899 km1801 miles1565 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Wake IslandSat 6:26 PM2987 km1856 miles1613 nmWest-northwest WNW
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