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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 20:46:00 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

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 20:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 52' South, Longitude: 140° 25' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.10 meters/second, 1494.3 km/hour, 928.5 miles/hour or 806.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 21.6"15.48 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth15.48 mi
1 hour14° 21' 35.2"928.23 miwest0° 01' 02.5"1.20 misouth928.17 mi
24 hours15° 20' 07.0"991.24 mieast0° 19' 30.4"22.37 minorth992.55 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 11:46 AM618 km384 miles334 nmEast-southeast ESE
PapeeteWed 10:46 AM1030 km640 miles556 nmWest-northwest WNW
AdamstownWed 12:46 PM1155 km718 miles624 nmEast-southeast ESE
RarotongaWed 10:46 AM2011 km1250 miles1086 nmWest W
AlofiWed 9:46 AM3090 km1920 miles1669 nmWest W
KiritimatiThu 10:46 AM3118 km1938 miles1684 nmNorthwest NW
Easter Island *Wed 3:46 PM3229 km2006 miles1743 nmEast-southeast ESE
Apia *Thu 10:46 AM3416 km2122 miles1844 nmWest W
FakaofoThu 9:46 AM3539 km2199 miles1911 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaThu 9:46 AM3609 km2243 miles1949 nmWest W

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