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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 19:26:00 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 19:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 13' South, Longitude: 164° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.97 meters/second, 1565.9 km/hour, 973.0 miles/hour or 845.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 26.8"16.22 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.19 misouth16.22 mi
1 hour14° 26' 43.0"972.74 miwest0° 10' 10.0"11.65 misouth972.47 mi
24 hours13° 44' 49.1"925.73 mieast3° 41' 00.9"253.26 misouth952.37 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Pago PagoSun 8:26 AM647 km402 miles350 nmWest W
Apia *Mon 9:26 AM756 km470 miles408 nmWest W
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Mon 9:26 AM804 km500 miles434 nmWest W
FakaofoMon 8:26 AM821 km510 miles443 nmWest-northwest WNW
AlofiSun 8:26 AM845 km525 miles456 nmSouthwest SW
RarotongaSun 9:26 AM1035 km643 miles559 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NukualofaMon 8:26 AM1409 km876 miles761 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteSun 9:26 AM1704 km1059 miles920 nmEast-southeast ESE
FunafutiMon 7:26 AM1822 km1132 miles984 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiMon 9:26 AM1862 km1157 miles1005 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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