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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 18:46:00 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 18:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 49' South, Longitude: 141° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.66 meters/second, 1536.0 km/hour, 954.4 miles/hour or 829.4 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' 31.5"954.11 miwest0° 08' 04.7"9.26 misouth953.81 mi
24 hours14° 34' 35.7"965.21 mieast2° 40' 40.6"184.18 misouth975.57 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteMon 8:46 AM866 km538 miles468 nmWest W
TaiohaeMon 9:16 AM890 km553 miles481 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Gambier IslandsMon 9:46 AM976 km606 miles527 nmSoutheast SE
AdamstownMon 10:46 AM1492 km927 miles806 nmSoutheast SE
RarotongaMon 8:46 AM1988 km1235 miles1074 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiTue 8:46 AM2704 km1680 miles1460 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiMon 7:46 AM3022 km1878 miles1632 nmWest W
Apia *Tue 8:46 AM3269 km2031 miles1765 nmWest W
FakaofoTue 7:46 AM3328 km2068 miles1797 nmWest W
Easter Island *Mon 1:46 PM3496 km2172 miles1887 nmEast-southeast ESE

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