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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: 18%

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 Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 19:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 13' South, Longitude: 165° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.96 meters/second, 1565.9 km/hour, 973.0 miles/hour or 845.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 26.8"16.22 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.19 misouth16.22 mi
1 hour14° 26' 42.9"972.73 miwest0° 10' 09.9"11.65 misouth972.46 mi
24 hours13° 44' 51.7"925.76 mieast3° 40' 58.5"253.22 misouth952.39 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Pago PagoSun 8:26 AM619 km384 miles334 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Mon 9:26 AM727 km452 miles393 nmWest W
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Mon 9:26 AM775 km482 miles419 nmWest W
FakaofoMon 8:26 AM796 km495 miles430 nmWest-northwest WNW
AlofiSun 8:26 AM826 km514 miles446 nmSouthwest SW
RarotongaSun 9:26 AM1050 km652 miles567 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NukualofaMon 8:26 AM1387 km862 miles749 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteSun 9:26 AM1731 km1076 miles935 nmEast-southeast ESE
FunafutiMon 7:26 AM1794 km1114 miles968 nmWest-northwest WNW
Suva *Mon 8:26 AM1849 km1149 miles998 nmWest-southwest WSW

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