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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 2:47 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 3, 2012 at 15:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 43' North, Longitude: 178° 20' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.80 meters/second, 1572.5 km/hour, 977.1 miles/hour or 849.1 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' 12.1"976.90 miwest0° 08' 26.3"9.67 misouth977.24 mi
24 hours11° 03' 40.8"743.40 mieast3° 39' 45.7"251.76 misouth789.85 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MajuroTue 3:34 AM1355 km842 miles732 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandMon 3:34 AM1509 km937 miles815 nmSouth S
MidwayMon 4:34 AM1609 km1000 miles869 nmNorth N
TarawaTue 3:34 AM1661 km1032 miles897 nmSouthwest SW
Wake IslandTue 3:34 AM1717 km1067 miles927 nmWest-northwest WNW
YarenTue 3:34 AM2264 km1407 miles1223 nmSouthwest SW
HonoluluMon 5:34 AM2329 km1447 miles1258 nmEast-northeast ENE
FunafutiTue 3:34 AM2473 km1537 miles1335 nmSouth S
KiritimatiTue 5:34 AM2657 km1651 miles1435 nmEast-southeast ESE
FakaofoTue 4:34 AM2670 km1659 miles1442 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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