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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 2:47 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 15:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 53' North, Longitude: 155° 46' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.28 meters/second, 1610.2 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' 22.1"1000.42 miwest0° 10' 58.6"12.57 misouth1000.66 mi
24 hours11° 08' 24.7"766.54 mieast4° 32' 25.3"311.97 misouth829.73 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiThu 5:32 AM476 km296 miles257 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HonoluluWed 5:32 AM1722 km1070 miles930 nmNorth N
Baker IslandWed 3:32 AM2385 km1482 miles1288 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoThu 4:32 AM2405 km1495 miles1299 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteWed 5:32 AM2678 km1664 miles1446 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Apia *Thu 5:32 AM2807 km1744 miles1516 nmSouthwest SW
RarotongaWed 5:32 AM3031 km1883 miles1636 nmSouth S
AlofiWed 4:32 AM3164 km1966 miles1708 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiThu 3:32 AM3200 km1989 miles1728 nmWest-southwest WSW
MidwayWed 4:32 AM3363 km2089 miles1816 nmNorthwest NW
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