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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 11:22:00 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 11:22:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 46' North, Longitude: 178° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.73 meters/second, 1511.0 km/hour, 938.9 miles/hour or 815.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.65 miwest0° 00' 01.3"0.03 misouth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 39.5"938.58 miwest0° 01' 24.7"1.62 misouth938.66 mi
24 hours348° 17' 26.1"757.46 miwest1° 00' 35.3"69.47 misouth763.11 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MidwayThu 12:22 AM924 km574 miles499 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Wake IslandThu 11:22 PM1252 km778 miles676 nmWest W
MajuroThu 11:22 PM1701 km1057 miles918 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TarawaThu 11:22 PM2223 km1381 miles1200 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandWed 11:22 PM2340 km1454 miles1264 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HonoluluThu 1:22 AM2455 km1525 miles1325 nmEast E
YarenThu 11:22 PM2674 km1661 miles1444 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PalikirThu 10:22 PM2675 km1662 miles1444 nmWest-southwest WSW
FunafutiThu 11:22 PM3240 km2013 miles1750 nmSouth S
KiritimatiFri 1:22 AM3354 km2084 miles1811 nmSoutheast SE

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