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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
This phaseThird QuarterThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:32 PM
Next phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 15:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 20' North, Longitude: 144° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.24 meters/second, 1617.3 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' 31.7"16.75 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 49.5"1004.81 miwest0° 11' 41.1"13.38 misouth1004.93 mi
24 hours11° 27' 24.6"792.26 mieast4° 44' 10.4"325.42 misouth856.36 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiFri 5:32 AM1385 km860 miles748 nmWest W
PapeeteThu 5:32 AM2149 km1335 miles1160 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HonoluluThu 5:32 AM2619 km1628 miles1414 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaThu 5:32 AM2976 km1849 miles1607 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoFri 4:32 AM3151 km1958 miles1701 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownThu 7:32 AM3329 km2068 miles1797 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Apia *Fri 5:32 AM3406 km2116 miles1839 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandThu 3:32 AM3517 km2185 miles1899 nmWest W
AlofiThu 4:32 AM3545 km2203 miles1914 nmSouthwest SW
FunafutiFri 3:32 AM4128 km2565 miles2229 nmWest-southwest WSW

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