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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 Friday, December 7, 2012 at 15:42:00 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: 39%

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 Friday, December 7, 2012 at 15:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 26' South, Longitude: 135° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.01 meters/second, 1612.8 km/hour, 1002.2 miles/hour or 870.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"16.70 miwest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 misouth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 30' 44.7"1002.04 miwest0° 11' 55.1"13.65 misouth1002.03 mi
24 hours11° 59' 36.2"828.11 mieast4° 43' 06.5"324.23 misouth886.55 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeFri 6:12 AM753 km468 miles406 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteFri 5:42 AM2182 km1356 miles1178 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownFri 7:42 AM2465 km1532 miles1331 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KiritimatiSat 5:42 AM2489 km1547 miles1344 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaFri 5:42 AM3276 km2035 miles1769 nmSouthwest SW
HonoluluFri 5:42 AM3658 km2273 miles1975 nmNorthwest NW
Easter Island *Fri 10:42 AM3829 km2379 miles2067 nmSoutheast SE
FakaofoSat 4:42 AM3995 km2482 miles2157 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiFri 4:42 AM4113 km2556 miles2221 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Sat 5:42 AM4138 km2571 miles2234 nmWest-southwest WSW

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