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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 01:06:00 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: 19%

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 01:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 02' South, Longitude: 145° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.37 meters/second, 1581.7 km/hour, 982.8 miles/hour or 854.1 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' 26.4"982.72 miwest0° 10' 48.9"12.39 minorth983.10 mi
24 hours12° 14' 03.8"830.68 mieast4° 29' 36.9"308.82 minorth891.35 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeSun 3:36 PM684 km425 miles369 nmEast-northeast ENE
PapeeteSun 3:06 PM849 km528 miles458 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RarotongaSun 3:06 PM1906 km1185 miles1029 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiMon 3:06 PM1945 km1208 miles1050 nmNorthwest NW
AdamstownSun 5:06 PM2240 km1392 miles1209 nmSoutheast SE
AlofiSun 2:06 PM2779 km1727 miles1500 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoMon 2:06 PM2837 km1763 miles1532 nmWest W
Apia *Mon 3:06 PM2883 km1792 miles1557 nmWest W
NukualofaMon 2:06 PM3372 km2095 miles1821 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandSun 1:06 PM3656 km2272 miles1974 nmWest-northwest WNW

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