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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 Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 21:42:00 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 phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:43 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterThursday, December 20, 2012 at 5:20 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 21:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 30' South, Longitude: 138° 29' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.29 meters/second, 1498.7 km/hour, 931.2 miles/hour or 809.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 21.9"15.52 miwest0° 00' 02.9"0.05 minorth15.52 mi
1 hour14° 22' 00.6"930.94 miwest0° 02' 56.9"3.38 minorth931.09 mi
24 hours14° 55' 26.8"967.02 mieast1° 51' 16.3"127.57 minorth981.01 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Gambier IslandsThu 12:42 PM468 km291 miles253 nmSoutheast SE
AdamstownThu 1:42 PM999 km621 miles539 nmEast-southeast ESE
PapeeteThu 11:42 AM1211 km753 miles654 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaThu 11:42 AM2215 km1376 miles1196 nmWest W
Easter Island *Thu 4:42 PM3052 km1896 miles1648 nmEast-southeast ESE
KiritimatiFri 11:42 AM3216 km1999 miles1737 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiThu 10:42 AM3292 km2046 miles1778 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 11:42 AM3610 km2243 miles1949 nmWest W
FakaofoFri 10:42 AM3722 km2313 miles2010 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaFri 10:42 AM3813 km2370 miles2059 nmWest W
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