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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 23:08:00 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: 3%

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 23:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 51' South, Longitude: 170° 21' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.22 meters/second, 1505.6 km/hour, 935.5 miles/hour or 813.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.3"15.59 miwest0° 00' 04.5"0.09 misouth15.59 mi
1 hour14° 22' 21.1"935.21 miwest0° 04' 24.9"5.06 misouth935.00 mi
24 hours344° 44' 57.1"992.31 miwest1° 03' 30.4"72.81 misouth991.62 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port VilaWed 10:08 AM317 km197 miles171 nmNorthwest NW
NoumeaWed 10:08 AM486 km302 miles262 nmSouthwest SW
LuganvilleWed 10:08 AM585 km364 miles316 nmNorthwest NW
Nadi *Wed 12:08 PM778 km484 miles420 nmEast-northeast ENE
Lautoka *Wed 12:08 PM789 km490 miles426 nmEast-northeast ENE
Suva *Wed 12:08 PM871 km541 miles470 nmEast-northeast ENE
NukualofaWed 12:08 PM1514 km941 miles817 nmEast E
FunafutiWed 11:08 AM1576 km979 miles851 nmNortheast NE
HoniaraWed 10:08 AM1605 km997 miles867 nmNorthwest NW
Auckland *Wed 12:08 PM1933 km1201 miles1044 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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