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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 Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 20:32:00 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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 0%

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 Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 20:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 52' South, Longitude: 137° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.11 meters/second, 1494.4 km/hour, 928.6 miles/hour or 806.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 21.6"15.48 miwest0° 00' 01.1"0.02 misouth15.48 mi
1 hour14° 21' 35.3"928.26 miwest0° 01' 04.9"1.24 misouth928.20 mi
24 hours15° 20' 11.9"991.35 mieast0° 18' 36.5"21.34 minorth992.60 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Gambier IslandsWed 11:32 AM333 km207 miles180 nmSoutheast SE
AdamstownWed 12:32 PM852 km530 miles460 nmSoutheast SE
PapeeteWed 10:32 AM1365 km848 miles737 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaWed 10:32 AM2359 km1466 miles1274 nmWest W
Easter Island *Wed 3:32 PM2899 km1801 miles1565 nmEast-southeast ESE
KiritimatiThu 10:32 AM3347 km2080 miles1807 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiWed 9:32 AM3439 km2137 miles1857 nmWest W
Apia *Thu 10:32 AM3762 km2337 miles2031 nmWest W
FakaofoThu 9:32 AM3876 km2408 miles2093 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaThu 9:32 AM3955 km2458 miles2136 nmWest W
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