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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 15:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 16' North, Longitude: 149° 45' 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
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.75 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 48.8"1004.82 miwest0° 11' 41.5"13.39 misouth1004.94 mi
24 hours11° 27' 45.8"792.69 mieast4° 44' 15.2"325.51 misouth856.76 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiFri 5:52 AM847 km526 miles457 nmWest W
PapeeteThu 5:52 AM2080 km1292 miles1123 nmSouth S
HonoluluThu 5:52 AM2386 km1482 miles1288 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FakaofoFri 4:52 AM2657 km1651 miles1435 nmWest-southwest WSW
RarotongaThu 5:52 AM2718 km1689 miles1468 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Apia *Fri 5:52 AM2949 km1832 miles1592 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandThu 3:52 AM2978 km1851 miles1608 nmWest W
AlofiThu 4:52 AM3149 km1957 miles1701 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownThu 7:52 AM3602 km2238 miles1945 nmSoutheast SE
FunafutiFri 3:52 AM3610 km2243 miles1949 nmWest-southwest WSW

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