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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 15:52:00 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 phaseThird QuarterThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:33 PM
Next phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 15:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 16' North, Longitude: 149° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.24 meters/second, 1617.3 km/hour, 1004.9 miles/hour or 873.3 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' 48.9"1004.82 miwest0° 11' 41.5"13.39 misouth1004.94 mi
24 hours11° 27' 44.6"792.67 mieast4° 44' 14.9"325.50 misouth856.74 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiFri 5:52 AM877 km545 miles474 nmWest W
PapeeteThu 5:52 AM2080 km1293 miles1123 nmSouth S
HonoluluThu 5:52 AM2396 km1489 miles1294 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FakaofoFri 4:52 AM2684 km1668 miles1449 nmWest-southwest WSW
RarotongaThu 5:52 AM2731 km1697 miles1474 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Apia *Fri 5:52 AM2974 km1848 miles1606 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandThu 3:52 AM3008 km1869 miles1624 nmWest W
AlofiThu 4:52 AM3170 km1970 miles1712 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownThu 7:52 AM3586 km2228 miles1936 nmSoutheast SE
FunafutiFri 3:52 AM3639 km2261 miles1965 nmWest-southwest WSW

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