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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 Monday, December 24, 2012 at 10:30:00 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: 86%

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 Monday, December 24, 2012 at 10:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 12' North, Longitude: 156° 22' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.97 meters/second, 1537.1 km/hour, 955.1 miles/hour or 830.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"15.92 miwest0° 00' 05.3"0.10 minorth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 31' 47.9"954.81 miwest0° 05' 21.1"6.13 minorth954.59 mi
24 hours11° 23' 50.6"749.03 mieast1° 44' 56.1"120.29 minorth754.81 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Wake IslandMon 10:30 PM1091 km678 miles589 nmEast E
PalikirMon 9:30 PM1264 km785 miles682 nmSouth S
HagåtñaMon 8:30 PM1349 km838 miles728 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroMon 10:30 PM2020 km1255 miles1091 nmSoutheast SE
YarenMon 10:30 PM2373 km1474 miles1281 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YokohamaMon 7:30 PM2524 km1569 miles1363 nmNorthwest NW
TokyoMon 7:30 PM2540 km1579 miles1372 nmNorthwest NW
TarawaMon 10:30 PM2598 km1614 miles1403 nmSoutheast SE
MelekeokMon 7:30 PM2636 km1638 miles1424 nmWest-southwest WSW
MidwaySun 11:30 PM2899 km1802 miles1566 nmEast-northeast ENE
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