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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: 79%

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 Monday, December 3, 2012 at 13:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 01' North, Longitude: 147° 07' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.22 meters/second, 1570.4 km/hour, 975.8 miles/hour or 847.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.26 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 misouth16.26 mi
1 hour14° 32' 10.0"975.61 miwest0° 08' 17.8"9.51 misouth975.94 mi
24 hours11° 04' 16.1"743.10 mieast3° 36' 37.4"248.18 misouth788.49 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluMon 3:24 AM1397 km868 miles754 nmNorthwest NW
KiritimatiTue 3:24 AM1752 km1088 miles946 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteMon 3:24 AM3499 km2174 miles1889 nmSouth S
MidwayMon 2:24 AM3500 km2175 miles1890 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baker IslandMon 1:24 AM3578 km2223 miles1932 nmWest-southwest WSW
San FranciscoMon 5:24 AM3588 km2230 miles1938 nmNortheast NE
Los AngelesMon 5:24 AM3657 km2272 miles1975 nmNortheast NE
FakaofoTue 2:24 AM3712 km2307 miles2004 nmSouthwest SW
Las VegasMon 5:24 AM4017 km2496 miles2169 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloMon 6:24 AM4076 km2533 miles2201 nmEast-northeast ENE

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