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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 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

Fraction of moon illuminated: 11%

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 01:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 01' South, Longitude: 162° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.27 meters/second, 1552.6 km/hour, 964.7 miles/hour or 838.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 26.1"16.08 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 minorth16.08 mi
1 hour14° 26' 10.7"964.54 miwest0° 09' 16.6"10.63 minorth964.95 mi
24 hours13° 04' 58.9"874.15 mieast4° 02' 17.5"277.60 minorth924.31 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaSat 3:24 PM760 km472 miles410 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Pago PagoSat 2:24 PM853 km530 miles461 nmWest W
AlofiSat 2:24 PM878 km546 miles474 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Sun 3:24 PM974 km605 miles526 nmWest W
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Sun 3:24 PM1024 km636 miles553 nmWest W
FakaofoSun 2:24 PM1108 km689 miles598 nmWest-northwest WNW
PapeeteSat 3:24 PM1443 km897 miles779 nmEast-southeast ESE
NukualofaSun 2:24 PM1475 km916 miles796 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiSun 3:24 PM1962 km1219 miles1059 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Suva *Sun 2:24 PM2031 km1262 miles1096 nmWest-southwest WSW

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