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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.

Map showing which part of the Earth the Moon is currently above the horizon at.

UTC time = Friday, December 7, 2012 at 6:16:00 PM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 38%

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 Friday, December 7, 2012 at 18:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 56' South, Longitude: 172° 50' West

The ground speed is currently 447.68 meters/second, 1611.7 kilometres/hour, 1001.4 miles/hour or 870.2 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.69 miWest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 miSouth16.69 mi
1 hour14° 30' 35.9"1001.30 miWest0° 11' 54.6"13.64 miSouth1001.27 mi
24 hours12° 03' 47.5"832.45 miEast4° 42' 06.1"323.08 miSouth889.89 mi

Locations with the Moon near zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Kanton IslandSat 7:16 AM180 km112 miles97 nmNortheast NE
RawakiSat 7:16 AM237 km148 miles128 nmEast E
AtafuSat 7:16 AM510 km317 miles275 nmSouth S
Baker IslandFri 6:16 AM611 km379 miles330 nmNorthwest NW
FakaofoSat 7:16 AM626 km389 miles338 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Howland IslandFri 6:16 AM672 km418 miles363 nmNorthwest NW
FunafutiSat 6:16 AM1016 km632 miles549 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Sat 8:16 AM1100 km684 miles594 nmSouth S
TarawaSat 6:16 AM1683 km1046 miles909 nmWest-northwest WNW
AlofiFri 7:16 AM1702 km1057 miles919 nmSouth S

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