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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 15:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 04' North, Longitude: 164° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.78 meters/second, 1594.0 km/hour, 990.5 miles/hour or 860.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.51 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 misouth16.51 mi
1 hour14° 32' 27.2"990.32 miwest0° 09' 52.2"11.31 misouth990.63 mi
24 hours11° 01' 14.6"750.60 mieast4° 10' 16.1"286.65 misouth807.36 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiWed 5:24 AM1231 km765 miles665 nmSoutheast SE
HonoluluTue 5:24 AM1451 km902 miles784 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Baker IslandTue 3:24 AM1689 km1049 miles912 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoWed 4:24 AM2263 km1406 miles1222 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MidwayTue 4:24 AM2397 km1489 miles1294 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TarawaWed 3:24 AM2631 km1635 miles1421 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroWed 3:24 AM2655 km1650 miles1434 nmWest W
FunafutiWed 3:24 AM2710 km1684 miles1463 nmSouthwest SW
Apia *Wed 5:24 AM2752 km1710 miles1486 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Wake IslandWed 3:24 AM3229 km2006 miles1743 nmWest-northwest WNW

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