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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: 9%

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 Monday, December 10, 2012 at 20:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 02' South, Longitude: 165° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.08 meters/second, 1533.9 km/hour, 953.1 miles/hour or 828.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.3"15.88 miwest0° 00' 07.9"0.15 misouth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 24' 22.4"952.80 miwest0° 07' 53.6"9.05 misouth952.50 mi
24 hours14° 37' 48.0"967.59 mieast2° 35' 33.0"178.30 misouth976.94 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AlofiMon 9:26 AM495 km308 miles267 nmWest-southwest WSW
Pago PagoMon 9:26 AM614 km382 miles332 nmWest-northwest WNW
Apia *Tue 10:26 AM738 km459 miles399 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaMon 10:26 AM780 km485 miles421 nmSoutheast SE
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Tue 10:26 AM786 km488 miles424 nmWest-northwest WNW
NeiafuTue 9:26 AM892 km554 miles481 nmWest-southwest WSW
PangaiTue 9:26 AM960 km596 miles518 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoTue 9:26 AM1037 km644 miles560 nmNorthwest NW
NukualofaTue 9:26 AM1093 km679 miles590 nmWest-southwest WSW
Suva *Tue 9:26 AM1685 km1047 miles910 nmWest W

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