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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: 70%

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 15:04:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 08' North, Longitude: 160° 00' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.70 meters/second, 1593.7 km/hour, 990.3 miles/hour or 860.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.50 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 misouth16.50 mi
1 hour14° 32' 27.2"990.15 miwest0° 09' 51.1"11.29 misouth990.46 mi
24 hours11° 01' 13.1"750.44 mieast4° 09' 53.9"286.22 misouth807.09 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiWed 5:04 AM960 km597 miles519 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HonoluluTue 5:04 AM1259 km782 miles680 nmNorth N
Baker IslandTue 3:04 AM2129 km1323 miles1150 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoWed 4:04 AM2489 km1547 miles1344 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MidwayTue 4:04 AM2703 km1679 miles1459 nmNorthwest NW
Apia *Wed 5:04 AM2952 km1834 miles1594 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiWed 3:04 AM3091 km1921 miles1669 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaWed 3:04 AM3138 km1950 miles1695 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroWed 3:04 AM3185 km1979 miles1720 nmWest W
PapeeteTue 5:04 AM3268 km2031 miles1765 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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