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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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Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 99%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterFriday, December 2, 2011 at 9:53 AM
Next phaseFull MoonSaturday, December 10, 2011 at 2:38 PM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 9, 2011 at 14:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 04' North, Longitude: 121° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.54 meters/second, 1495.9 km/hour, 929.5 miles/hour or 807.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 29.5"15.49 miwest0° 00' 02.5"0.05 minorth15.49 mi
1 hour14° 29' 36.2"929.16 miwest0° 02' 29.1"2.85 minorth929.02 mi
24 hours12° 18' 28.0"789.12 mieast0° 29' 00.1"33.26 minorth788.47 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KaohsiungFri 10:58 PM159 km99 miles86 nmNorthwest NW
TaichungFri 10:58 PM249 km154 miles134 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HsinchuFri 10:58 PM309 km192 miles167 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Taoyuan CityFri 10:58 PM325 km202 miles175 nmNorth N
TaipeiFri 10:58 PM332 km206 miles179 nmNorth N
XiamenFri 10:58 PM445 km277 miles240 nmNorthwest NW
FoochowFri 10:58 PM501 km311 miles270 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ShantouFri 10:58 PM523 km325 miles283 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baguio CityFri 10:58 PM634 km394 miles342 nmSouth S
KowloonFri 10:58 PM756 km470 miles408 nmWest W

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