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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: 86%

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 Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 15:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 44' North, Longitude: 170° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.38 meters/second, 1549.4 km/hour, 962.7 miles/hour or 836.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"16.04 miwest0° 00' 06.6"0.13 misouth16.05 mi
1 hour14° 31' 44.4"962.49 miwest0° 06' 41.7"7.68 misouth962.81 mi
24 hours348° 47' 20.3"742.76 miwest3° 01' 22.1"207.83 misouth776.59 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Wake IslandMon 3:34 AM469 km291 miles253 nmNorthwest NW
MajuroMon 3:34 AM1066 km662 miles575 nmSouth S
PalikirMon 2:34 AM1699 km1056 miles918 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaMon 3:34 AM1722 km1070 miles930 nmSouth S
MidwaySun 4:34 AM1802 km1120 miles973 nmNortheast NE
YarenMon 3:34 AM1943 km1207 miles1049 nmSouth S
Baker IslandSun 3:34 AM2342 km1455 miles1265 nmSoutheast SE
HagåtñaMon 1:34 AM2755 km1712 miles1488 nmWest W
FunafutiMon 3:34 AM2964 km1842 miles1601 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HoniaraMon 2:34 AM3105 km1929 miles1676 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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