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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 23:30:00 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

Fraction of moon illuminated: 4%

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 23:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 27' South, Longitude: 149° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.40 meters/second, 1520.6 km/hour, 944.9 miles/hour or 821.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 23.6"15.75 miwest0° 00' 06.4"0.12 minorth15.75 mi
1 hour14° 23' 44.5"944.65 miwest0° 06' 34.8"7.54 minorth944.98 mi
24 hours14° 04' 56.2"924.09 mieast3° 08' 56.9"216.55 minorth956.88 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteFri 1:30 PM102 km63 miles55 nmNorth N
RarotongaFri 1:30 PM1122 km697 miles606 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownFri 3:30 PM2131 km1324 miles1151 nmEast-southeast ESE
AlofiFri 12:30 PM2155 km1339 miles1164 nmWest W
KiritimatiSat 1:30 PM2406 km1495 miles1299 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Apia *Sat 1:30 PM2437 km1514 miles1316 nmWest W
FakaofoSat 12:30 PM2554 km1587 miles1379 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaSat 12:30 PM2709 km1683 miles1463 nmWest W
Suva *Sat 12:30 PM3390 km2106 miles1830 nmWest W
FunafutiSat 11:30 AM3557 km2210 miles1920 nmWest-northwest WNW

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