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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 15:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 59' North, Longitude: 172° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.89 meters/second, 1594.4 km/hour, 990.7 miles/hour or 860.9 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' 27.5"990.58 miwest0° 09' 53.8"11.34 misouth990.89 mi
24 hours11° 01' 17.2"750.84 mieast4° 10' 50.5"287.30 misouth807.79 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 3:54 AM1174 km729 miles634 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroWed 3:54 AM1833 km1139 miles990 nmWest W
TarawaWed 3:54 AM1874 km1164 miles1012 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiWed 5:54 AM1893 km1176 miles1022 nmEast-southeast ESE
HonoluluTue 5:54 AM1997 km1241 miles1078 nmNortheast NE
MidwayTue 4:54 AM2083 km1295 miles1125 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FakaofoWed 4:54 AM2144 km1332 miles1158 nmSouth S
FunafutiWed 3:54 AM2248 km1397 miles1214 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Wake IslandWed 3:54 AM2478 km1540 miles1338 nmWest-northwest WNW
YarenWed 3:54 AM2571 km1597 miles1388 nmWest-southwest WSW

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