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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 Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 00:20:00 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

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 Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 00:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 21' South, Longitude: 161° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.66 meters/second, 1521.6 km/hour, 945.5 miles/hour or 821.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 23.7"15.76 miwest0° 00' 06.5"0.13 minorth15.76 mi
1 hour14° 23' 48.7"945.23 miwest0° 06' 41.0"7.66 minorth945.56 mi
24 hours14° 03' 03.8"922.53 mieast3° 11' 03.8"218.98 minorth955.94 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaFri 2:20 PM364 km226 miles197 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AlofiFri 1:20 PM894 km556 miles483 nmWest W
Apia *Sat 2:20 PM1210 km752 miles653 nmWest-northwest WNW
PapeeteFri 2:20 PM1264 km786 miles683 nmEast E
FakaofoSat 1:20 PM1449 km901 miles783 nmNorthwest NW
NukualofaSat 1:20 PM1471 km914 miles794 nmWest-southwest WSW
Suva *Sat 1:20 PM2125 km1320 miles1147 nmWest W
KiritimatiSat 2:20 PM2283 km1418 miles1232 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FunafutiSat 12:20 PM2355 km1463 miles1271 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baker IslandFri 12:20 PM2628 km1633 miles1419 nmNorthwest NW

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