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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 Tuesday, December 18, 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: 28%

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 Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 01:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 32' South, Longitude: 133° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.70 meters/second, 1604.5 km/hour, 997.0 miles/hour or 866.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"16.62 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 minorth16.62 mi
1 hour14° 30' 23.5"996.92 miwest0° 11' 33.7"13.24 minorth997.20 mi
24 hours11° 32' 56.9"793.69 mieast4° 39' 40.0"320.27 minorth858.48 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeMon 3:36 PM751 km467 miles405 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownMon 5:06 PM2077 km1290 miles1121 nmSouth S
PapeeteMon 3:06 PM2159 km1342 miles1166 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiTue 3:06 PM2843 km1766 miles1535 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaMon 3:06 PM3296 km2048 miles1780 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Mon 8:06 PM3395 km2110 miles1833 nmSoutheast SE
HonoluluMon 3:06 PM4095 km2544 miles2211 nmNorthwest NW
FakaofoTue 2:06 PM4208 km2615 miles2272 nmWest W
AlofiMon 2:06 PM4213 km2618 miles2275 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Tue 3:06 PM4302 km2673 miles2323 nmWest-southwest WSW

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