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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 Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 00:14:00 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 Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 00:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 11' South, Longitude: 145° 59' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.85 meters/second, 1551.1 km/hour, 963.8 miles/hour or 837.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.9"16.06 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 minorth16.06 mi
1 hour14° 26' 03.7"963.60 miwest0° 09' 10.8"10.52 minorth964.01 mi
24 hours13° 07' 39.9"876.40 mieast4° 00' 26.3"275.48 minorth925.89 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteSat 2:14 PM463 km288 miles250 nmSouthwest SW
TaiohaeSat 2:44 PM982 km610 miles531 nmNortheast NE
RarotongaSat 2:14 PM1605 km997 miles866 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownSat 4:14 PM1985 km1233 miles1072 nmSoutheast SE
KiritimatiSun 2:14 PM2263 km1406 miles1222 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiSat 1:14 PM2581 km1604 miles1394 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Sun 2:14 PM2783 km1729 miles1503 nmWest W
FakaofoSun 1:14 PM2820 km1752 miles1523 nmWest W
NukualofaSun 1:14 PM3156 km1961 miles1704 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandSat 12:14 PM3762 km2338 miles2031 nmWest-northwest WNW

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