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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 Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 10:22:00 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: 99%

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 Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 10:22:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 48' North, Longitude: 166° 59' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.67 meters/second, 1510.8 km/hour, 938.8 miles/hour or 815.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.65 miwest0° 00' 01.2"0.02 misouth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 39.4"938.45 miwest0° 01' 18.9"1.51 misouth938.52 mi
24 hours11° 42' 44.4"757.54 mieast0° 58' 16.9"66.82 misouth762.87 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluThu 12:22 AM949 km590 miles513 nmEast E
MidwayWed 11:22 PM1335 km830 miles721 nmNorthwest NW
KiritimatiFri 12:22 AM2341 km1455 miles1264 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Baker IslandWed 10:22 PM2502 km1555 miles1351 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Wake IslandThu 10:22 PM2762 km1716 miles1491 nmWest W
MajuroThu 10:22 PM2793 km1736 miles1508 nmWest-southwest WSW
TarawaThu 10:22 PM3054 km1898 miles1649 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoThu 11:22 PM3368 km2093 miles1819 nmSouth S
AdakThu 12:22 AM3549 km2205 miles1916 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FunafutiThu 10:22 PM3577 km2222 miles1931 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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