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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: 100%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterTuesday, November 20, 2012 at 2:32 PM
Next phaseFull MoonWednesday, November 28, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 08:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 13' North, Longitude: 139° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.41 meters/second, 1517.1 km/hour, 942.7 miles/hour or 819.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.71 miwest0° 00' 02.7"0.05 minorth15.71 mi
1 hour14° 31' 02.3"942.36 miwest0° 02' 47.5"3.20 minorth942.22 mi
24 hours11° 38' 45.8"756.06 mieast0° 40' 46.2"46.75 minorth755.84 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluTue 10:56 PM1875 km1165 miles1012 nmWest W
San FranciscoWed 12:56 AM2574 km1599 miles1390 nmNortheast NE
San JoseWed 12:56 AM2576 km1601 miles1391 nmNortheast NE
Los AngelesWed 12:56 AM2626 km1631 miles1418 nmNortheast NE
San DiegoWed 12:56 AM2647 km1645 miles1429 nmNortheast NE
TijuanaWed 12:56 AM2649 km1646 miles1431 nmNortheast NE
KiritimatiWed 10:56 PM2779 km1727 miles1501 nmSouthwest SW
Las VegasWed 12:56 AM2985 km1855 miles1612 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloWed 1:56 AM3077 km1912 miles1662 nmEast-northeast ENE
PhoenixWed 1:56 AM3114 km1935 miles1681 nmNortheast NE

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