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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: 4%
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 Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 18:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 28' South
Longitude: 122° 21' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.34 meters/second, 1509.6 km/hour, 938.0 miles/hour or 815.1 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.7"15.63 miwest0° 00' 05.1"0.10 misouth15.64 mi
1 hour14° 22' 38.1"937.78 miwest0° 05' 05.6"5.84 misouth937.55 mi
24 hours15° 10' 42.6"990.01 mieast1° 20' 52.0"92.72 misouth990.15 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownTue 10:26 AM1010 km628 miles546 nmSouthwest SW
Easter Island *Tue 1:26 PM1575 km979 miles851 nmSoutheast SE
PapeeteTue 8:26 AM2879 km1789 miles1554 nmWest W
RarotongaTue 8:26 AM3903 km2425 miles2108 nmWest W
Galapagos IslandsTue 12:26 PM4119 km2559 miles2224 nmEast-northeast ENE
KiritimatiWed 8:26 AM4492 km2791 miles2426 nmWest-northwest WNW
LimaTue 1:26 PM4911 km3052 miles2652 nmEast E
AlofiTue 7:26 AM4984 km3097 miles2691 nmWest W
Mexico CityTue 12:26 PM4993 km3103 miles2696 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaTue 12:26 PM5134 km3190 miles2772 nmNortheast NE
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