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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 13:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 12' North, Longitude: 129° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.02 meters/second, 1609.3 km/hour, 1000.0 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' 23.2"999.85 miwest0° 10' 54.4"12.49 misouth1000.10 mi
24 hours11° 07' 29.8"765.03 mieast4° 31' 07.0"310.48 misouth827.92 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiThu 3:44 AM3086 km1918 miles1667 nmWest W
HermosilloWed 6:44 AM3218 km1999 miles1738 nmNortheast NE
Los AngelesWed 5:44 AM3308 km2055 miles1786 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PapeeteWed 3:44 AM3403 km2115 miles1838 nmSouthwest SW
HonoluluWed 3:44 AM3447 km2142 miles1861 nmWest-northwest WNW
AdamstownWed 5:44 AM3460 km2150 miles1868 nmSouth S
PhoenixWed 6:44 AM3533 km2195 miles1907 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San FranciscoWed 5:44 AM3576 km2222 miles1931 nmNorth N
Mexico CityWed 7:44 AM3634 km2258 miles1962 nmEast-northeast ENE
Las VegasWed 5:44 AM3639 km2261 miles1965 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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