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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 17:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 47' South, Longitude: 161° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.79 meters/second, 1612.0 km/hour, 1001.7 miles/hour or 870.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.69 miwest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 misouth16.69 mi
1 hour14° 30' 38.7"1001.54 miwest0° 11' 54.8"13.64 misouth1001.52 mi
24 hours12° 02' 26.8"831.06 mieast4° 42' 26.5"323.47 misouth888.83 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiSat 7:26 AM747 km464 miles403 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FakaofoSat 6:26 AM1287 km800 miles695 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Sat 7:26 AM1623 km1008 miles876 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandFri 5:26 AM1775 km1103 miles959 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaFri 7:26 AM1936 km1203 miles1045 nmSouth S
AlofiFri 6:26 AM1947 km1210 miles1051 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PapeeteFri 7:26 AM1969 km1223 miles1063 nmSoutheast SE
FunafutiSat 5:26 AM2249 km1397 miles1214 nmWest-southwest WSW
NukualofaSat 6:26 AM2458 km1528 miles1327 nmSouthwest SW
Suva *Sat 6:26 AM2746 km1706 miles1483 nmSouthwest SW

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