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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 18:16:00 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 18:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 01' South, Longitude: 147° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.37 meters/second, 1567.3 km/hour, 973.9 miles/hour or 846.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.8"16.23 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 misouth16.23 mi
1 hour14° 26' 49.5"973.65 miwest0° 10' 14.8"11.74 misouth973.38 mi
24 hours13° 42' 11.3"923.52 mieast3° 43' 29.1"256.09 misouth951.04 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteSun 8:16 AM528 km328 miles285 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RarotongaSun 8:16 AM1550 km963 miles837 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiMon 8:16 AM1945 km1209 miles1050 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AdamstownSun 10:16 AM2300 km1429 miles1242 nmSoutheast SE
AlofiSun 7:16 AM2441 km1517 miles1318 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoMon 7:16 AM2573 km1599 miles1389 nmWest W
Apia *Mon 8:16 AM2580 km1603 miles1393 nmWest W
NukualofaMon 7:16 AM3030 km1883 miles1636 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandSun 6:16 AM3471 km2157 miles1874 nmWest-northwest WNW
FunafutiMon 6:16 AM3622 km2251 miles1956 nmWest W
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