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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 Monday, December 10, 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: 10%

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 Monday, December 10, 2012 at 18:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 48' South, Longitude: 139° 03' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.72 meters/second, 1536.2 km/hour, 954.5 miles/hour or 829.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.91 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.16 misouth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 24' 32.5"954.24 miwest0° 08' 05.8"9.28 misouth953.94 mi
24 hours14° 34' 16.3"964.97 mieast2° 41' 10.7"184.75 misouth975.43 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Gambier IslandsMon 9:36 AM823 km511 miles444 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TaiohaeMon 9:06 AM863 km537 miles466 nmNorth N
PapeeteMon 8:36 AM1121 km697 miles605 nmWest W
AdamstownMon 10:36 AM1305 km811 miles705 nmSoutheast SE
RarotongaMon 8:36 AM2234 km1388 miles1206 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiTue 8:36 AM2879 km1789 miles1555 nmNorthwest NW
Easter Island *Mon 1:36 PM3265 km2029 miles1763 nmEast-southeast ESE
AlofiMon 7:36 AM3275 km2035 miles1768 nmWest W
Apia *Tue 8:36 AM3525 km2190 miles1903 nmWest W
FakaofoTue 7:36 AM3580 km2224 miles1933 nmWest W

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