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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: 51%

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 Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 14:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 33' North, Longitude: 128° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.21 meters/second, 1617.2 km/hour, 1004.9 miles/hour or 873.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.8"16.75 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 51.7"1004.75 miwest0° 11' 39.7"13.35 misouth1004.89 mi
24 hours11° 26' 13.5"790.82 mieast4° 43' 52.9"325.08 misouth855.02 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownThu 6:24 AM2951 km1834 miles1593 nmSouth S
PapeeteThu 4:24 AM3136 km1948 miles1693 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiFri 4:24 AM3216 km1998 miles1737 nmWest W
HermosilloThu 7:24 AM3564 km2215 miles1924 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Los AngelesThu 6:24 AM3750 km2330 miles2025 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico CityThu 8:24 AM3754 km2333 miles2027 nmNortheast NE
Easter Island *Thu 9:24 AM3773 km2345 miles2037 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HonoluluThu 4:24 AM3868 km2404 miles2089 nmNorthwest NW
PhoenixThu 7:24 AM3921 km2437 miles2117 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San FranciscoThu 6:24 AM4056 km2520 miles2190 nmNorth N

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