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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: 71%

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 Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 13:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 24' North, Longitude: 135° 46' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.32 meters/second, 1592.3 km/hour, 989.4 miles/hour or 859.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.49 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 misouth16.49 mi
1 hour14° 32' 26.6"989.29 miwest0° 09' 45.7"11.18 misouth989.61 mi
24 hours11° 01' 07.2"749.69 mieast4° 08' 01.4"284.08 misouth805.72 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiWed 3:24 AM2564 km1593 miles1385 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluTue 3:24 AM2651 km1647 miles1431 nmWest-northwest WNW
Los AngelesTue 5:24 AM3170 km1970 miles1711 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HermosilloTue 6:24 AM3307 km2055 miles1785 nmNortheast NE
San FranciscoTue 5:24 AM3312 km2058 miles1788 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PapeeteTue 3:24 AM3442 km2139 miles1859 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PhoenixTue 6:24 AM3518 km2186 miles1899 nmNortheast NE
Las VegasTue 5:24 AM3528 km2192 miles1905 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AdamstownTue 5:24 AM3972 km2468 miles2144 nmSouth S
Mexico CityTue 7:24 AM4057 km2521 miles2191 nmEast-northeast ENE

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