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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 3:33 PM
Next phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 16:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 07' North, Longitude: 161° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.26 meters/second, 1617.3 km/hour, 1005.0 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' 47.1"1004.85 miwest0° 11' 42.4"13.41 misouth1004.97 mi
24 hours11° 28' 38.4"793.75 mieast4° 44' 26.3"325.72 misouth857.73 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiFri 6:42 AM480 km298 miles259 nmEast E
FakaofoFri 5:42 AM1577 km980 miles852 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandThu 4:42 AM1661 km1032 miles897 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 6:42 AM1999 km1242 miles1079 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HonoluluThu 6:42 AM2271 km1411 miles1226 nmNorth N
FunafutiFri 4:42 AM2382 km1480 miles1286 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiThu 5:42 AM2409 km1497 miles1301 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PapeeteThu 6:42 AM2447 km1521 miles1321 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RarotongaThu 6:42 AM2480 km1541 miles1339 nmSouth S
TarawaFri 4:42 AM2829 km1758 miles1528 nmWest W

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