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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: 60%
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 15:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 5° 54' North
Longitude: 154° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.26 meters/second, 1610.1 km/hour, 1000.5 miles/hour or 869.4 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.67 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 misouth16.68 mi
1 hour14° 32' 22.2"1000.46 miwest0° 10' 58.3"12.57 misouth1000.70 mi
24 hours11° 08' 21.0"766.49 mieast4° 32' 20.2"311.90 misouth829.67 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiThu 5:24 AM572 km356 miles309 nmSouthwest SW
HonoluluWed 5:24 AM1753 km1089 miles946 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FakaofoThu 4:24 AM2542 km1580 miles1373 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandWed 3:24 AM2565 km1594 miles1385 nmWest-southwest WSW
PapeeteWed 5:24 AM2639 km1640 miles1425 nmSouth S
Apia *Thu 5:24 AM2928 km1819 miles1581 nmSouthwest SW
RarotongaWed 5:24 AM3065 km1904 miles1655 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AlofiWed 4:24 AM3259 km2025 miles1760 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiThu 3:24 AM3363 km2090 miles1816 nmWest-southwest WSW
MidwayWed 4:24 AM3483 km2164 miles1880 nmNorthwest NW
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