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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 Friday, December 14, 2012 at 01:24:00 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 Friday, December 14, 2012 at 01:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 18' South, Longitude: 168° 21' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.90 meters/second, 1500.8 km/hour, 932.6 miles/hour or 810.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 22.1"15.54 miwest0° 00' 03.3"0.07 minorth15.54 mi
1 hour14° 22' 11.4"932.30 miwest0° 03' 30.7"4.03 minorth932.49 mi
24 hours345° 10' 34.9"961.73 miwest2° 03' 44.3"141.85 minorth978.24 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port VilaFri 12:24 PM284 km177 miles154 nmNorth N
NoumeaFri 12:24 PM294 km182 miles158 nmSouthwest SW
LuganvilleFri 12:24 PM544 km338 miles294 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KingstonFri 12:54 PM970 km603 miles524 nmSouth S
Nadi *Fri 2:24 PM993 km617 miles536 nmEast-northeast ENE
Lautoka *Fri 2:24 PM1004 km624 miles542 nmEast-northeast ENE
Suva *Fri 2:24 PM1086 km675 miles586 nmEast E
HoniaraFri 12:24 PM1503 km934 miles812 nmNorthwest NW
NukualofaFri 2:24 PM1715 km1066 miles926 nmEast E
BrisbaneFri 11:24 AM1749 km1087 miles944 nmWest-southwest WSW

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