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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: 61%

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 Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 13:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 14' North, Longitude: 127° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.00 meters/second, 1609.2 km/hour, 999.9 miles/hour or 868.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.66 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 misouth16.67 mi
1 hour14° 32' 23.4"999.79 miwest0° 10' 54.0"12.48 misouth1000.04 mi
24 hours11° 07' 24.8"764.89 mieast4° 30' 59.5"310.34 misouth827.76 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HermosilloWed 6:34 AM3064 km1904 miles1655 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Los AngelesWed 5:34 AM3222 km2002 miles1740 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KiritimatiThu 3:34 AM3353 km2083 miles1810 nmWest W
Mexico CityWed 7:34 AM3394 km2109 miles1833 nmEast-northeast ENE
PhoenixWed 6:34 AM3406 km2116 miles1839 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AdamstownWed 5:34 AM3475 km2159 miles1876 nmSouth S
San FranciscoWed 5:34 AM3529 km2193 miles1905 nmNorth N
Las VegasWed 5:34 AM3541 km2200 miles1912 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PapeeteWed 3:34 AM3581 km2225 miles1934 nmSouthwest SW
HonoluluWed 3:34 AM3676 km2284 miles1985 nmWest-northwest WNW

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