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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 Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at 09:52:00 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: 92%

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 Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at 09:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 55' North, Longitude: 176° 58' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.32 meters/second, 1520.3 km/hour, 944.7 miles/hour or 820.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.74 miwest0° 00' 03.3"0.06 minorth15.74 mi
1 hour14° 31' 13.1"944.38 miwest0° 03' 19.6"3.82 minorth944.22 mi
24 hours348° 23' 56.9"754.59 miwest0° 54' 12.7"62.16 minorth754.97 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Wake IslandTue 9:52 PM1084 km674 miles585 nmWest W
MidwayMon 10:52 PM1084 km674 miles585 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MajuroTue 9:52 PM1543 km959 miles833 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TarawaTue 9:52 PM2091 km1300 miles1129 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandMon 9:52 PM2296 km1427 miles1240 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalikirTue 8:52 PM2488 km1546 miles1343 nmWest-southwest WSW
YarenTue 9:52 PM2514 km1562 miles1357 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HonoluluMon 11:52 PM2627 km1632 miles1418 nmEast E
FunafutiTue 9:52 PM3155 km1960 miles1703 nmSouth S
KiritimatiTue 11:52 PM3436 km2135 miles1855 nmEast-southeast ESE

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