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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 11:52:00 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: 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 11:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 45' North, Longitude: 171° 15' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.76 meters/second, 1511.1 km/hour, 939.0 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' 39.7"938.66 miwest0° 01' 27.7"1.68 misouth938.73 mi
24 hours348° 17' 31.6"757.42 miwest1° 01' 44.3"70.79 misouth763.24 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Wake IslandThu 11:52 PM509 km316 miles275 nmWest-southwest WSW
MidwayThu 12:52 AM1416 km880 miles765 nmNortheast NE
MajuroThu 11:52 PM1506 km936 miles813 nmSouth S
PalikirThu 10:52 PM2082 km1294 miles1124 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaThu 11:52 PM2148 km1335 miles1160 nmSouth S
YarenThu 11:52 PM2402 km1493 miles1297 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandWed 11:52 PM2637 km1639 miles1424 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HagåtñaThu 9:52 PM2929 km1820 miles1582 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluThu 1:52 AM3206 km1992 miles1731 nmEast E
FunafutiThu 11:52 PM3353 km2084 miles1811 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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