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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 14:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 49' North, Longitude: 166° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.58 meters/second, 1571.7 km/hour, 976.6 miles/hour or 848.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.28 miwest0° 00' 08.4"0.16 misouth16.28 mi
1 hour14° 32' 11.3"976.41 miwest0° 08' 23.2"9.61 misouth976.75 mi
24 hours11° 03' 53.8"743.28 mieast3° 38' 34.7"250.41 misouth789.33 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluMon 4:44 AM1235 km768 miles667 nmNortheast NE
KiritimatiTue 4:44 AM1663 km1033 miles898 nmSoutheast SE
Baker IslandMon 2:44 AM1866 km1160 miles1008 nmSouthwest SW
MidwayMon 3:44 AM1951 km1212 miles1054 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MajuroTue 2:44 AM2549 km1584 miles1376 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoTue 3:44 AM2618 km1626 miles1413 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TarawaTue 2:44 AM2642 km1642 miles1427 nmWest-southwest WSW
Wake IslandTue 2:44 AM2926 km1818 miles1580 nmWest-northwest WNW
FunafutiTue 2:44 AM2932 km1822 miles1583 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Apia *Tue 4:44 AM3114 km1935 miles1681 nmSouth S

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