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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 Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 18:26:00 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: 28%

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 Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 18:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 40' South, Longitude: 163° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.78 meters/second, 1594.0 km/hour, 990.5 miles/hour or 860.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 28.9"16.51 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.51 mi
1 hour14° 28' 54.9"990.29 miwest0° 11' 27.6"13.13 misouth990.12 mi
24 hours12° 49' 33.2"877.06 mieast4° 22' 40.1"300.90 misouth921.59 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FakaofoSun 7:26 AM888 km552 miles479 nmWest W
RawakiSun 7:26 AM996 km619 miles538 nmWest-northwest WNW
Apia *Sun 8:26 AM1097 km682 miles592 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiSun 8:26 AM1334 km829 miles721 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AlofiSat 7:26 AM1358 km844 miles733 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RarotongaSat 8:26 AM1437 km893 miles776 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Baker IslandSat 6:26 AM1770 km1100 miles956 nmWest-northwest WNW
PapeeteSat 8:26 AM1771 km1101 miles956 nmSoutheast SE
NukualofaSun 7:26 AM1888 km1173 miles1019 nmSouthwest SW
FunafutiSun 6:26 AM1937 km1203 miles1046 nmWest W

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