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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: 59%

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 19:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 08' North, Longitude: 145° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.81 meters/second, 1612.1 km/hour, 1001.7 miles/hour or 870.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.69 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 misouth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 32' 18.7"1001.60 miwest0° 11' 07.5"12.74 misouth1001.83 mi
24 hours11° 10' 43.7"770.15 mieast4° 35' 10.0"315.11 misouth833.92 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HagåtñaThu 5:34 AM927 km576 miles500 nmNorth N
JayapuraThu 4:34 AM1008 km626 miles544 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MelekeokThu 4:34 AM1241 km771 miles670 nmWest-northwest WNW
PalikirThu 6:34 AM1406 km874 miles759 nmEast E
ManokwariThu 4:34 AM1443 km897 miles779 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port MoresbyThu 5:34 AM1623 km1009 miles876 nmSouth S
HoniaraThu 6:34 AM2266 km1408 miles1224 nmSoutheast SE
ManadoThu 3:34 AM2341 km1454 miles1264 nmWest W
CairnsThu 5:34 AM2440 km1516 miles1317 nmSouth S
YarenThu 7:34 AM2453 km1524 miles1324 nmEast-southeast ESE

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