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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%

This phaseThird QuarterThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:32 PM
Next phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:42 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterThursday, December 20, 2012 at 5:19 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 15:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 20' North, Longitude: 145° 23' 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
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.75 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 49.3"1004.88 miwest0° 11' 41.1"13.38 misouth1005.00 mi
24 hours11° 27' 26.8"792.36 mieast4° 44' 10.8"325.45 misouth856.46 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiFri 5:34 AM1331 km827 miles719 nmWest W
PapeeteThu 5:34 AM2136 km1327 miles1153 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HonoluluThu 5:34 AM2592 km1611 miles1400 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaThu 5:34 AM2947 km1831 miles1591 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoFri 4:34 AM3101 km1927 miles1674 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownThu 7:34 AM3353 km2084 miles1811 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Apia *Fri 5:34 AM3359 km2087 miles1814 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandThu 3:34 AM3463 km2152 miles1870 nmWest W
AlofiThu 4:34 AM3504 km2177 miles1892 nmSouthwest SW
FunafutiFri 3:34 AM4076 km2533 miles2201 nmWest-southwest WSW
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