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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 18:36:00 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: 38%

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 18:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 00' South, Longitude: 177° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.64 meters/second, 1611.5 km/hour, 1001.3 miles/hour or 870.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.69 miwest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 misouth16.69 mi
1 hour14° 30' 34.7"1001.20 miwest0° 11' 54.5"13.64 misouth1001.16 mi
24 hours12° 04' 20.7"833.02 mieast4° 41' 57.3"322.92 misouth890.33 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Baker IslandFri 6:36 AM483 km300 miles261 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FunafutiSat 6:36 AM606 km376 miles327 nmSouthwest SW
RawakiSat 7:36 AM774 km481 miles418 nmEast E
FakaofoSat 7:36 AM927 km576 miles500 nmSoutheast SE
TarawaSat 6:36 AM1198 km745 miles647 nmWest-northwest WNW
Apia *Sat 8:36 AM1266 km786 miles683 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Suva *Sat 7:36 AM1620 km1006 miles875 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroSat 6:36 AM1746 km1085 miles943 nmNorthwest NW
YarenSat 6:36 AM1756 km1091 miles948 nmWest-northwest WNW
AlofiFri 7:36 AM1866 km1159 miles1007 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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