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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 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

Fraction of moon illuminated: 10%

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 23:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 20' South, Longitude: 132° 59' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.53 meters/second, 1549.9 km/hour, 963.1 miles/hour or 836.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.9"16.05 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 minorth16.05 mi
1 hour14° 25' 58.5"962.88 miwest0° 09' 06.2"10.43 minorth963.29 mi
24 hours13° 09' 44.3"878.14 mieast3° 58' 58.3"273.80 minorth927.10 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Gambier IslandsSat 2:20 PM889 km552 miles480 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TaiohaeSat 1:50 PM996 km619 miles538 nmNorthwest NW
AdamstownSat 3:20 PM1120 km696 miles605 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PapeeteSat 1:20 PM1787 km1110 miles965 nmWest W
Easter Island *Sat 6:20 PM2772 km1722 miles1497 nmEast-southeast ESE
RarotongaSat 1:20 PM2903 km1804 miles1567 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiSun 1:20 PM3287 km2042 miles1775 nmWest-northwest WNW
AlofiSat 12:20 PM3943 km2450 miles2129 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Sun 1:20 PM4177 km2596 miles2255 nmWest W
FakaofoSun 12:20 PM4206 km2613 miles2271 nmWest W

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