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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 19:16:00 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: 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 19:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 53' South, Longitude: 148° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.49 meters/second, 1535.4 km/hour, 954.0 miles/hour or 829.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.90 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 misouth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 24' 28.8"953.72 miwest0° 08' 01.3"9.20 misouth953.42 mi
24 hours14° 35' 33.2"965.92 mieast2° 39' 09.9"182.45 misouth975.98 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteMon 9:16 AM120 km75 miles65 nmSouthwest SW
RarotongaMon 9:16 AM1265 km786 miles683 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownMon 11:16 AM2129 km1323 miles1150 nmEast-southeast ESE
AlofiMon 8:16 AM2263 km1406 miles1222 nmWest W
KiritimatiTue 9:16 AM2282 km1418 miles1232 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Apia *Tue 9:16 AM2502 km1555 miles1351 nmWest W
FakaofoTue 8:16 AM2582 km1604 miles1394 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaTue 8:16 AM2830 km1758 miles1528 nmWest-southwest WSW
Suva *Tue 8:16 AM3493 km2171 miles1886 nmWest W
Baker IslandMon 7:16 AM3589 km2230 miles1938 nmWest-northwest WNW

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