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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 Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 10:40:00 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: 80%

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 Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 10:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 41' North, Longitude: 142° 48' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.99 meters/second, 1558.8 km/hour, 968.6 miles/hour or 841.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.14 miwest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 minorth16.14 mi
1 hour14° 32' 25.0"968.33 miwest0° 07' 10.7"8.23 minorth968.08 mi
24 hours11° 09' 02.4"742.65 mieast2° 31' 38.2"173.79 minorth758.00 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SaipanSun 8:40 PM322 km200 miles174 nmEast E
HagåtñaSun 8:40 PM323 km201 miles175 nmSoutheast SE
MelekeokSun 7:40 PM1270 km789 miles686 nmSouthwest SW
PalikirSun 9:40 PM1937 km1204 miles1046 nmEast-southeast ESE
JayapuraSun 7:40 PM2029 km1261 miles1096 nmSouth S
ManokwariSun 7:40 PM2068 km1285 miles1117 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YokohamaSun 7:40 PM2211 km1374 miles1194 nmNorth N
OsakaSun 7:40 PM2225 km1383 miles1201 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NagoyaSun 7:40 PM2237 km1390 miles1208 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TokyoSun 7:40 PM2237 km1390 miles1208 nmNorth N

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