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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: 85%

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 17:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 30' North, Longitude: 140° 38' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.91 meters/second, 1551.3 km/hour, 963.9 miles/hour or 837.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.06 miwest0° 00' 06.7"0.13 misouth16.07 mi
1 hour14° 31' 47.0"963.69 miwest0° 06' 51.2"7.86 misouth964.00 mi
24 hours11° 11' 44.0"742.61 mieast3° 04' 54.1"211.88 misouth777.56 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HagåtñaMon 3:36 AM555 km345 miles300 nmSoutheast SE
SaipanMon 3:36 AM566 km352 miles306 nmEast-southeast ESE
MelekeokMon 2:36 AM1192 km740 miles643 nmSouthwest SW
DavaoMon 1:36 AM1940 km1205 miles1047 nmWest-southwest WSW
ManokwariMon 2:36 AM2052 km1275 miles1108 nmSouth-southwest SSW
OsakaMon 2:36 AM2077 km1290 miles1121 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KobeMon 2:36 AM2087 km1297 miles1127 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NagoyaMon 2:36 AM2101 km1306 miles1135 nmNorth N
YokohamaMon 2:36 AM2102 km1306 miles1135 nmNorth N
JayapuraMon 2:36 AM2106 km1309 miles1137 nmSouth S

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