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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 20:52:00 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 20:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 52' South, Longitude: 141° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.09 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' 35.1"928.21 miwest0° 01' 01.6"1.18 misouth928.16 mi
24 hours15° 20' 04.9"991.19 mieast0° 19' 53.6"22.81 minorth992.53 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 11:52 AM756 km470 miles408 nmEast-southeast ESE
PapeeteWed 10:52 AM891 km554 miles481 nmWest-northwest WNW
AdamstownWed 12:52 PM1291 km802 miles697 nmEast-southeast ESE
RarotongaWed 10:52 AM1862 km1157 miles1006 nmWest W
AlofiWed 9:52 AM2941 km1827 miles1588 nmWest W
KiritimatiThu 10:52 AM3028 km1882 miles1635 nmNorthwest NW
Apia *Thu 10:52 AM3268 km2031 miles1765 nmWest W
Easter Island *Wed 3:52 PM3371 km2094 miles1820 nmEast-southeast ESE
FakaofoThu 9:52 AM3397 km2111 miles1834 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaThu 9:52 AM3461 km2150 miles1869 nmWest W

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