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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 01:52:00 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 01:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 23' South, Longitude: 144° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.86 meters/second, 1605.1 km/hour, 997.4 miles/hour or 866.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"16.62 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 minorth16.62 mi
1 hour14° 30' 26.8"997.27 miwest0° 11' 34.4"13.25 minorth997.55 mi
24 hours11° 31' 50.6"792.66 mieast4° 39' 44.2"320.35 minorth857.47 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeMon 4:22 PM601 km374 miles325 nmEast-southeast ESE
PapeeteMon 3:52 PM1361 km846 miles735 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KiritimatiTue 3:52 PM1714 km1065 miles925 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaMon 3:52 PM2342 km1456 miles1265 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownMon 5:52 PM2561 km1591 miles1383 nmSoutheast SE
FakaofoTue 2:52 PM2990 km1858 miles1614 nmWest W
AlofiMon 2:52 PM3110 km1933 miles1679 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Tue 3:52 PM3121 km1939 miles1685 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluMon 3:52 PM3404 km2115 miles1838 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Baker IslandMon 1:52 PM3650 km2268 miles1971 nmWest W
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