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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 00:56:00 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 00:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 03' South, Longitude: 142° 59' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.32 meters/second, 1581.5 km/hour, 982.7 miles/hour or 854.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 28.4"16.38 miwest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 minorth16.38 mi
1 hour14° 28' 25.6"982.60 miwest0° 10' 48.4"12.38 minorth982.98 mi
24 hours12° 14' 23.4"830.97 mieast4° 29' 29.2"308.67 minorth891.59 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeSun 3:26 PM444 km276 miles240 nmEast-northeast ENE
PapeeteSun 2:56 PM1009 km627 miles545 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownSun 4:56 PM2062 km1281 miles1113 nmSoutheast SE
RarotongaSun 2:56 PM2117 km1316 miles1143 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiMon 2:56 PM2137 km1328 miles1154 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiSun 1:56 PM3024 km1879 miles1633 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoMon 1:56 PM3100 km1926 miles1674 nmWest W
Apia *Mon 2:56 PM3143 km1953 miles1697 nmWest W
NukualofaMon 1:56 PM3614 km2246 miles1952 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandSun 12:56 PM3909 km2429 miles2111 nmWest-northwest WNW

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