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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 Saturday, December 29, 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 phaseFull MoonFriday, December 28, 2012 at 10:23 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterSaturday, January 5, 2013 at 3:59 AM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 11:22:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 51' North, Longitude: 158° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.54 meters/second, 1539.1 km/hour, 956.4 miles/hour or 831.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.94 miwest0° 00' 05.7"0.11 misouth15.94 mi
1 hour14° 31' 16.6"956.12 miwest0° 05' 51.4"6.71 misouth956.40 mi
24 hours11° 23' 13.9"749.84 mieast2° 42' 48.5"186.59 misouth777.95 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
WailukuSat 1:22 AM379 km236 miles205 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HonoluluSat 1:22 AM384 km239 miles207 nmNorth N
HiloSat 1:22 AM386 km240 miles209 nmEast-northeast ENE
KiritimatiSun 1:22 AM1771 km1101 miles956 nmSouth S
MidwaySat 12:22 AM2271 km1411 miles1226 nmNorthwest NW
Baker IslandFri 11:22 PM2797 km1738 miles1510 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoSun 12:22 AM3335 km2072 miles1801 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroSat 11:22 PM3524 km2190 miles1903 nmWest-southwest WSW
TarawaSat 11:22 PM3636 km2260 miles1963 nmWest-southwest WSW
Wake IslandSat 11:22 PM3708 km2304 miles2002 nmWest W

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