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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: 10%

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 Monday, December 10, 2012 at 18:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 46' South, Longitude: 136° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.78 meters/second, 1536.4 km/hour, 954.7 miles/hour or 829.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.91 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 misouth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 24' 33.3"954.37 miwest0° 08' 06.9"9.30 misouth954.07 mi
24 hours14° 33' 57.1"964.73 mieast2° 41' 40.7"185.32 misouth975.29 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Gambier IslandsMon 9:26 AM727 km452 miles392 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TaiohaeMon 8:56 AM913 km568 miles493 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AdamstownMon 10:26 AM1143 km710 miles617 nmSoutheast SE
PapeeteMon 8:26 AM1376 km855 miles743 nmWest W
RarotongaMon 8:26 AM2482 km1542 miles1340 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Mon 1:26 PM3036 km1887 miles1639 nmEast-southeast ESE
KiritimatiTue 8:26 AM3068 km1906 miles1656 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiMon 7:26 AM3528 km2192 miles1905 nmWest W
Apia *Tue 8:26 AM3781 km2349 miles2041 nmWest W
FakaofoTue 7:26 AM3833 km2382 miles2070 nmWest W
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