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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 14:46:00 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: 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 14:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 41' North, Longitude: 129° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.97 meters/second, 1511.9 km/hour, 939.4 miles/hour or 816.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.66 miwest0° 00' 01.7"0.03 misouth15.66 mi
1 hour14° 30' 40.0"939.13 miwest0° 01' 44.6"2.00 misouth939.22 mi
24 hours11° 41' 52.3"757.15 mieast1° 08' 23.6"78.41 misouth763.97 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NahaThu 11:46 PM627 km389 miles338 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TaipeiThu 10:46 PM923 km574 miles498 nmWest-northwest WNW
KaohsiungThu 10:46 PM939 km583 miles507 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baguio CityThu 10:46 PM1021 km634 miles551 nmWest-southwest WSW
QuezonThu 10:46 PM1086 km675 miles586 nmSouthwest SW
ManilaThu 10:46 PM1096 km681 miles592 nmSouthwest SW
FoochowThu 10:46 PM1173 km729 miles633 nmWest-northwest WNW
XiamenThu 10:46 PM1215 km755 miles656 nmWest-northwest WNW
KagoshimaThu 11:46 PM1216 km755 miles656 nmNorth N
ShantouThu 10:46 PM1324 km822 miles715 nmWest-northwest WNW

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