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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 Tuesday, December 11, 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: 4%

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 Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 19:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 33' South, Longitude: 136° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.10 meters/second, 1508.7 km/hour, 937.5 miles/hour or 814.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 22.5"15.62 miwest0° 00' 05.0"0.10 misouth15.62 mi
1 hour14° 22' 34.3"937.16 miwest0° 04' 57.1"5.68 misouth936.94 mi
24 hours15° 11' 42.6"990.51 mieast1° 17' 15.6"88.58 misouth990.44 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Gambier IslandsTue 10:26 AM427 km265 miles230 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AdamstownTue 11:26 AM896 km557 miles484 nmSoutheast SE
PapeeteTue 9:26 AM1401 km870 miles756 nmWest W
RarotongaTue 9:26 AM2438 km1515 miles1317 nmWest W
Easter Island *Tue 2:26 PM2891 km1796 miles1561 nmEast-southeast ESE
KiritimatiWed 9:26 AM3289 km2043 miles1776 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiTue 8:26 AM3511 km2181 miles1896 nmWest W
Apia *Wed 9:26 AM3811 km2368 miles2058 nmWest W
FakaofoWed 8:26 AM3905 km2426 miles2109 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaWed 8:26 AM4039 km2509 miles2181 nmWest W

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