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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 Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 13:46:00 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: 97%

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 Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 13:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 53' North, Longitude: 131° 58' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.47 meters/second, 1510.1 km/hour, 938.3 miles/hour or 815.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.64 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth15.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 45.3"937.99 miwest0° 00' 41.6"0.80 minorth937.96 mi
24 hours11° 43' 32.8"757.96 mieast0° 10' 14.3"11.74 misouth758.48 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaipeiWed 9:46 PM1166 km725 miles630 nmWest-northwest WNW
KagoshimaWed 10:46 PM1194 km742 miles645 nmNorth N
KumamotoWed 10:46 PM1327 km824 miles716 nmNorth N
QuezonWed 9:46 PM1342 km834 miles725 nmWest-southwest WSW
ManilaWed 9:46 PM1353 km841 miles730 nmWest-southwest WSW
FoochowWed 9:46 PM1415 km879 miles764 nmWest-northwest WNW
FukuokaWed 10:46 PM1424 km885 miles769 nmNorth N
MatsuyamaWed 10:46 PM1438 km894 miles777 nmNorth N
KitakyushuWed 10:46 PM1443 km897 miles779 nmNorth N
MelekeokWed 10:46 PM1508 km937 miles814 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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