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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 15:56:00 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 15:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 01' North, Longitude: 157° 59' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.37 meters/second, 1588.9 km/hour, 987.3 miles/hour or 858.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.45 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 misouth16.46 mi
1 hour14° 32' 21.5"987.17 miwest0° 09' 33.3"10.95 misouth987.49 mi
24 hours11° 00' 28.5"747.43 mieast4° 02' 54.7"278.24 misouth801.75 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KoloniaTue 2:56 AM449 km279 miles243 nmSouth S
PalikirTue 2:56 AM454 km282 miles245 nmSouth S
Wake IslandTue 3:56 AM1305 km811 miles704 nmNortheast NE
HagåtñaTue 1:56 AM1464 km910 miles791 nmWest-northwest WNW
MajuroTue 3:56 AM1515 km941 miles818 nmEast-southeast ESE
YarenTue 3:56 AM1616 km1004 miles872 nmSoutheast SE
TarawaTue 3:56 AM1971 km1225 miles1064 nmEast-southeast ESE
HoniaraTue 2:56 AM2272 km1412 miles1227 nmSouth S
JayapuraTue 12:56 AM2431 km1510 miles1313 nmSouthwest SW
Port MoresbyTue 1:56 AM2560 km1591 miles1382 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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