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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 2:46 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 15:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 01' North, Longitude: 169° 58' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.85 meters/second, 1594.3 km/hour, 990.6 miles/hour or 860.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.51 miwest0° 00' 09.8"0.19 misouth16.51 mi
1 hour14° 32' 27.3"990.49 miwest0° 09' 53.3"11.33 misouth990.81 mi
24 hours11° 01' 16.4"750.76 mieast4° 10' 39.4"287.09 misouth807.66 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Baker IslandTue 3:44 AM1304 km810 miles704 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiWed 5:44 AM1663 km1034 miles898 nmEast-southeast ESE
HonoluluTue 5:44 AM1800 km1119 miles972 nmNortheast NE
MajuroWed 3:44 AM2097 km1303 miles1132 nmWest W
TarawaWed 3:44 AM2111 km1312 miles1140 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoWed 4:44 AM2148 km1335 miles1160 nmSouth S
MidwayTue 4:44 AM2158 km1341 miles1165 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FunafutiWed 3:44 AM2374 km1475 miles1282 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Apia *Wed 5:44 AM2645 km1644 miles1428 nmSouth S
Wake IslandWed 3:44 AM2715 km1687 miles1466 nmWest-northwest WNW

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