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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 14:46:00 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: 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 14:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 12' North, Longitude: 174° 57' 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"986.53 miwest0° 09' 29.4"10.87 misouth986.85 mi
24 hours348° 59' 16.2"747.25 miwest4° 01' 35.5"276.73 misouth801.11 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MajuroTue 2:46 AM609 km378 miles329 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaTue 2:46 AM1104 km686 miles596 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Wake IslandTue 2:46 AM1261 km784 miles681 nmNorthwest NW
Baker IslandMon 2:46 AM1544 km959 miles834 nmSoutheast SE
YarenTue 2:46 AM1573 km977 miles849 nmSouthwest SW
PalikirTue 1:46 AM1904 km1183 miles1028 nmWest-southwest WSW
MidwayMon 3:46 AM2046 km1272 miles1105 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FunafutiTue 2:46 AM2232 km1387 miles1205 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FakaofoTue 3:46 AM2742 km1704 miles1481 nmSoutheast SE
HoniaraTue 1:46 AM2822 km1753 miles1524 nmSouthwest SW

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