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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 15:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 25' North, Longitude: 139° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.23 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' 50.3"1004.79 miwest0° 11' 40.6"13.37 misouth1004.92 mi
24 hours11° 26' 59.2"791.75 mieast4° 44' 04.4"325.30 misouth855.89 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiFri 5:08 AM2031 km1262 miles1097 nmWest W
PapeeteThu 5:08 AM2390 km1485 miles1291 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HonoluluThu 5:08 AM2999 km1864 miles1619 nmNorthwest NW
AdamstownThu 7:08 AM3086 km1917 miles1666 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RarotongaThu 5:08 AM3369 km2093 miles1819 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoFri 4:08 AM3758 km2335 miles2029 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Fri 5:08 AM3980 km2473 miles2149 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiThu 4:08 AM4061 km2523 miles2193 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandThu 3:08 AM4164 km2587 miles2248 nmWest W
Los AngelesThu 7:08 AM4214 km2618 miles2275 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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