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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 Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 02:02:00 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: 38%

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 Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 02:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 41' South, Longitude: 135° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.17 meters/second, 1617.0 km/hour, 1004.8 miles/hour or 873.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.8"16.74 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 minorth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 52.4"1004.70 miwest0° 11' 38.7"13.34 minorth1004.84 mi
24 hours11° 03' 57.1"765.10 mieast4° 35' 25.9"315.41 minorth827.64 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeTue 4:32 PM940 km584 miles508 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PapeeteTue 4:02 PM2356 km1464 miles1272 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiWed 4:02 PM2498 km1552 miles1349 nmWest W
AdamstownTue 6:02 PM2643 km1642 miles1427 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RarotongaTue 4:02 PM3435 km2134 miles1855 nmSouthwest SW
HonoluluTue 4:02 PM3546 km2204 miles1915 nmNorthwest NW
Easter Island *Tue 9:02 PM3937 km2446 miles2126 nmSoutheast SE
FakaofoWed 3:02 PM4082 km2536 miles2204 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Wed 4:02 PM4246 km2638 miles2293 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiTue 3:02 PM4246 km2638 miles2293 nmWest-southwest WSW
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