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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 18:40:00 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 18:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 01' South, Longitude: 178° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.63 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' 34.5"1001.17 miwest0° 11' 54.4"13.64 misouth1001.14 mi
24 hours12° 04' 27.4"833.14 mieast4° 41' 55.6"322.88 misouth890.41 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 6:40 AM524 km326 miles283 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FunafutiSat 6:40 AM551 km342 miles297 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RawakiSat 7:40 AM881 km548 miles476 nmEast E
FakaofoSat 7:40 AM1010 km628 miles545 nmSoutheast SE
TarawaSat 6:40 AM1107 km688 miles598 nmWest-northwest WNW
Apia *Sat 8:40 AM1322 km822 miles714 nmSoutheast SE
Suva *Sat 7:40 AM1594 km990 miles861 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YarenSat 6:40 AM1652 km1026 miles892 nmWest-northwest WNW
MajuroSat 6:40 AM1673 km1040 miles903 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiFri 7:40 AM1914 km1190 miles1034 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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