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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 18:36:00 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: 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 18:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 05' South, Longitude: 152° 46' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.26 meters/second, 1566.9 km/hour, 973.6 miles/hour or 846.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 26.8"16.23 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 misouth16.23 mi
1 hour14° 26' 47.7"973.39 miwest0° 10' 13.5"11.72 misouth973.12 mi
24 hours13° 42' 56.5"924.16 mieast3° 42' 47.1"255.29 misouth951.42 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteSun 8:36 AM601 km373 miles325 nmSoutheast SE
RarotongaSun 8:36 AM1170 km727 miles632 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiMon 8:36 AM1728 km1074 miles933 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AlofiSun 7:36 AM1948 km1211 miles1052 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoMon 7:36 AM2057 km1278 miles1111 nmWest W
Apia *Mon 8:36 AM2058 km1279 miles1111 nmWest W
NukualofaMon 7:36 AM2544 km1581 miles1374 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownSun 10:36 AM2723 km1692 miles1470 nmEast-southeast ESE
Baker IslandSun 6:36 AM3000 km1864 miles1620 nmWest-northwest WNW
FunafutiMon 6:36 AM3103 km1928 miles1675 nmWest W

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