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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 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: 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 10:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 58' North, Longitude: 165° 21' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.19 meters/second, 1519.9 km/hour, 944.4 miles/hour or 820.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.74 miwest0° 00' 03.2"0.06 minorth15.74 mi
1 hour14° 31' 12.0"944.09 miwest0° 03' 15.2"3.73 minorth943.94 mi
24 hours11° 36' 23.4"754.74 mieast0° 52' 24.6"60.09 minorth755.02 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 10:40 PM156 km97 miles84 nmEast-southeast ESE
MajuroTue 10:40 PM1552 km964 miles838 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalikirTue 9:40 PM1638 km1018 miles885 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MidwayMon 11:40 PM1978 km1229 miles1068 nmEast-northeast ENE
TarawaTue 10:40 PM2214 km1376 miles1196 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenTue 10:40 PM2274 km1413 miles1228 nmSouth S
HagåtñaTue 8:40 PM2308 km1434 miles1246 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandMon 10:40 PM2951 km1834 miles1593 nmSoutheast SE
TokyoTue 7:40 PM3054 km1898 miles1649 nmNorthwest NW
HoniaraTue 9:40 PM3304 km2053 miles1784 nmSouth S
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