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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 6, 2012 at 15:22:00 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: 50%

Previous phaseFull MoonWednesday, November 28, 2012 at 2:47 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 15:22:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 22' North, Longitude: 142° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.23 meters/second, 1617.2 km/hour, 1004.9 miles/hour or 873.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.75 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 49.8"1004.80 miwest0° 11' 40.9"13.38 misouth1004.93 mi
24 hours11° 27' 12.8"792.03 mieast4° 44' 07.5"325.37 misouth856.14 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiFri 5:22 AM1684 km1046 miles909 nmWest W
PapeeteThu 5:22 AM2241 km1393 miles1210 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HonoluluThu 5:22 AM2784 km1730 miles1503 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaThu 5:22 AM3148 km1956 miles1700 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownThu 7:22 AM3203 km1990 miles1730 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FakaofoFri 4:22 AM3430 km2132 miles1852 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Fri 5:22 AM3669 km2280 miles1981 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiThu 4:22 AM3779 km2348 miles2041 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandThu 3:22 AM3817 km2372 miles2061 nmWest W
NukualofaFri 4:22 AM4370 km2715 miles2360 nmSouthwest SW

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