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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 Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 17:26:00 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: 18%

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 Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 17:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 53' South, Longitude: 135° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.66 meters/second, 1568.4 km/hour, 974.5 miles/hour or 846.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"16.24 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 misouth16.24 mi
1 hour14° 26' 54.3"974.30 miwest0° 10' 18.3"11.81 misouth974.03 mi
24 hours13° 40' 18.6"921.94 mieast3° 45' 13.2"258.08 misouth950.08 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeSun 7:56 AM581 km361 miles314 nmNorthwest NW
AdamstownSun 9:26 AM1481 km920 miles800 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PapeeteSun 7:26 AM1554 km966 miles839 nmWest-southwest WSW
RarotongaSun 7:26 AM2699 km1677 miles1457 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiMon 7:26 AM2874 km1786 miles1552 nmWest-northwest WNW
Easter Island *Sun 12:26 PM3184 km1979 miles1719 nmSoutheast SE
AlofiSun 6:26 AM3697 km2297 miles1996 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoMon 6:26 AM3875 km2408 miles2092 nmWest W
Apia *Mon 7:26 AM3882 km2412 miles2096 nmWest W
NukualofaMon 6:26 AM4270 km2653 miles2306 nmWest-southwest WSW

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