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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 16:32:00 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 16:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 36' South, Longitude: 147° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.91 meters/second, 1612.5 km/hour, 1001.9 miles/hour or 870.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.70 miwest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 misouth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 30' 42.0"1001.81 miwest0° 11' 54.9"13.65 misouth1001.79 mi
24 hours12° 00' 56.9"829.51 mieast4° 42' 48.2"323.88 misouth887.63 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiSat 6:32 AM1232 km765 miles665 nmWest-northwest WNW
PapeeteFri 6:32 AM1555 km966 miles840 nmSouth S
RarotongaFri 6:32 AM2349 km1460 miles1269 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoSat 5:32 AM2680 km1666 miles1447 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Sat 6:32 AM2878 km1788 miles1554 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiFri 5:32 AM2961 km1840 miles1599 nmSouthwest SW
HonoluluFri 6:32 AM2970 km1846 miles1604 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AdamstownFri 8:32 AM3032 km1884 miles1637 nmSoutheast SE
Baker IslandFri 4:32 AM3230 km2007 miles1744 nmWest W
NukualofaSat 5:32 AM3554 km2208 miles1919 nmSouthwest SW
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