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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 23:20:00 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: 1%

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 23:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 25' South, Longitude: 161° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.55 meters/second, 1499.6 km/hour, 931.8 miles/hour or 809.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 22.0"15.53 miwest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 minorth15.53 mi
1 hour14° 22' 05.1"931.51 miwest0° 03' 12.0"3.67 minorth931.68 mi
24 hours14° 52' 50.9"964.73 mieast1° 56' 49.4"133.93 minorth979.82 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaThu 1:20 PM244 km152 miles132 nmEast-southeast ESE
AlofiThu 12:20 PM848 km527 miles458 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 1:20 PM1273 km791 miles687 nmWest-northwest WNW
PapeeteThu 1:20 PM1343 km834 miles725 nmEast-northeast ENE
NukualofaFri 12:20 PM1381 km858 miles746 nmWest W
FakaofoFri 12:20 PM1577 km980 miles852 nmNorthwest NW
Suva *Fri 12:20 PM2076 km1290 miles1121 nmWest W
FunafutiFri 11:20 AM2415 km1501 miles1304 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiFri 1:20 PM2516 km1563 miles1358 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Baker IslandThu 11:20 AM2775 km1724 miles1498 nmNorthwest NW

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