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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 Monday, December 31, 2012 at 14:44:00 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: 90%

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 Monday, December 31, 2012 at 14:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 13' North, Longitude: 175° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.08 meters/second, 1587.9 km/hour, 986.7 miles/hour or 857.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.44 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 misouth16.44 mi
1 hour14° 32' 20.3"986.51 miwest0° 09' 29.3"10.87 misouth986.83 mi
24 hours348° 59' 15.9"747.24 miwest4° 01' 33.1"276.68 misouth801.10 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MajuroTue 2:44 AM646 km401 miles349 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaTue 2:44 AM1116 km693 miles603 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Wake IslandTue 2:44 AM1298 km807 miles701 nmNorthwest NW
Baker IslandMon 2:44 AM1512 km939 miles816 nmSoutheast SE
YarenTue 2:44 AM1604 km997 miles866 nmSouthwest SW
PalikirTue 1:44 AM1955 km1215 miles1056 nmWest-southwest WSW
MidwayMon 3:44 AM2026 km1259 miles1094 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FunafutiTue 2:44 AM2222 km1380 miles1200 nmSouth S
FakaofoTue 3:44 AM2713 km1686 miles1465 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HoniaraTue 1:44 AM2854 km1773 miles1541 nmSouthwest SW

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