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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: 92%

Previous phaseFull MoonWednesday, November 28, 2012 at 2:46 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 17:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 51' North, Longitude: 131° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.09 meters/second, 1530.3 km/hour, 950.9 miles/hour or 826.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.85 miwest0° 00' 04.7"0.09 misouth15.85 mi
1 hour14° 31' 16.6"950.70 miwest0° 04' 51.0"5.56 misouth950.95 mi
24 hours11° 23' 35.7"745.99 mieast2° 19' 49.3"160.27 misouth767.85 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
QuezonSun 1:26 AM1220 km758 miles659 nmWest-southwest WSW
ManilaSun 1:26 AM1230 km764 miles664 nmWest-southwest WSW
TaipeiSun 1:26 AM1253 km779 miles677 nmNorthwest NW
MelekeokSun 2:26 AM1296 km805 miles700 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KagoshimaSun 2:26 AM1415 km879 miles764 nmNorth N
DavaoSun 1:26 AM1459 km906 miles788 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HagåtñaSun 3:26 AM1520 km944 miles821 nmEast-southeast ESE
KumamotoSun 2:26 AM1549 km962 miles836 nmNorth N
General SantosSun 1:26 AM1575 km979 miles851 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ShantouSun 1:26 AM1634 km1016 miles883 nmWest-northwest WNW
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