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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: 50%

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 14:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 29' North, Longitude: 133° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.22 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
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.8"16.75 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 51.1"1004.84 miwest0° 11' 40.1"13.36 misouth1004.97 mi
24 hours11° 26' 34.2"791.30 mieast4° 43' 58.2"325.21 misouth855.47 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiFri 4:44 AM2677 km1664 miles1446 nmWest W
PapeeteThu 4:44 AM2761 km1715 miles1491 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownThu 6:44 AM2958 km1838 miles1597 nmSouth S
HonoluluThu 4:44 AM3453 km2145 miles1864 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaThu 4:44 AM3826 km2378 miles2066 nmSouthwest SW
HermosilloThu 7:44 AM3862 km2400 miles2085 nmNortheast NE
Los AngelesThu 6:44 AM3929 km2441 miles2122 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Easter Island *Thu 9:44 AM4073 km2531 miles2199 nmSoutheast SE
San FranciscoThu 6:44 AM4167 km2589 miles2250 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PhoenixThu 7:44 AM4172 km2593 miles2253 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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