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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 Monday, December 17, 2012 at 00:24:00 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: 18%

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 Monday, December 17, 2012 at 00:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 09' South, Longitude: 135° 16' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.15 meters/second, 1580.9 km/hour, 982.4 miles/hour or 853.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 28.2"16.37 miwest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 minorth16.37 mi
1 hour14° 28' 22.6"982.23 miwest0° 10' 46.8"12.35 minorth982.61 mi
24 hours12° 15' 26.4"831.89 mieast4° 29' 04.6"308.20 minorth892.33 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeSun 2:54 PM522 km324 miles282 nmWest-northwest WNW
AdamstownSun 4:24 PM1633 km1015 miles882 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PapeeteSun 2:24 PM1696 km1054 miles916 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiMon 2:24 PM2836 km1762 miles1531 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaSun 2:24 PM2844 km1767 miles1535 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Sun 7:24 PM3236 km2011 miles1747 nmSoutheast SE
AlofiSun 1:24 PM3819 km2373 miles2062 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoMon 1:24 PM3943 km2450 miles2129 nmWest W
Apia *Mon 2:24 PM3976 km2471 miles2147 nmWest W
HonoluluSun 2:24 PM4359 km2708 miles2354 nmNorthwest NW

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