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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: 39%

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 Friday, December 7, 2012 at 15:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 26' South, Longitude: 135° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.01 meters/second, 1612.8 km/hour, 1002.2 miles/hour or 870.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"16.70 miwest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 misouth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 30' 44.7"1002.11 miwest0° 11' 55.1"13.65 misouth1002.09 mi
24 hours11° 59' 38.0"828.20 mieast4° 43' 06.1"324.25 misouth886.64 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeFri 6:12 AM735 km457 miles397 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PapeeteFri 5:42 AM2161 km1343 miles1167 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiSat 5:42 AM2460 km1529 miles1328 nmWest-northwest WNW
AdamstownFri 7:42 AM2472 km1536 miles1335 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RarotongaFri 5:42 AM3252 km2021 miles1756 nmSouthwest SW
HonoluluFri 5:42 AM3639 km2261 miles1965 nmNorthwest NW
Easter Island *Fri 10:42 AM3849 km2392 miles2079 nmSoutheast SE
FakaofoSat 4:42 AM3965 km2464 miles2141 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiFri 4:42 AM4087 km2539 miles2207 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Sat 5:42 AM4109 km2553 miles2219 nmWest-southwest WSW
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