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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 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 15:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 18' North, Longitude: 147° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.24 meters/second, 1617.3 km/hour, 1004.9 miles/hour or 873.3 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' 49.1"1004.88 miwest0° 11' 41.3"13.39 misouth1005.01 mi
24 hours11° 27' 35.1"792.53 mieast4° 44' 12.8"325.49 misouth856.62 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiFri 5:42 AM1116 km693 miles602 nmWest W
PapeeteThu 5:42 AM2098 km1304 miles1133 nmSouth S
HonoluluThu 5:42 AM2492 km1548 miles1345 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaThu 5:42 AM2838 km1763 miles1532 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoFri 4:42 AM2902 km1803 miles1567 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Fri 5:42 AM3174 km1972 miles1714 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandThu 3:42 AM3248 km2018 miles1754 nmWest W
AlofiThu 4:42 AM3343 km2077 miles1805 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownThu 7:42 AM3458 km2149 miles1867 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FunafutiFri 3:42 AM3868 km2404 miles2089 nmWest-southwest WSW
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