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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 3:33 PM
Next phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 18:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 29' South, Longitude: 124° 29' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.30 meters/second, 1509.5 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
1 minute0° 14' 22.7"15.63 miwest0° 00' 05.1"0.10 misouth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 22' 37.5"937.63 miwest0° 05' 04.2"5.81 misouth937.40 mi
24 hours15° 10' 51.9"990.03 mieast1° 20' 19.5"92.09 misouth990.13 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownTue 10:36 AM847 km526 miles457 nmSouthwest SW
Easter Island *Tue 1:36 PM1762 km1095 miles951 nmEast-southeast ESE
PapeeteTue 8:36 AM2655 km1650 miles1434 nmWest W
RarotongaTue 8:36 AM3682 km2288 miles1988 nmWest W
KiritimatiWed 8:36 AM4297 km2670 miles2320 nmWest-northwest WNW
Galapagos IslandsTue 12:36 PM4322 km2686 miles2334 nmEast-northeast ENE
AlofiTue 7:36 AM4762 km2959 miles2571 nmWest W
Apia *Wed 8:36 AM5068 km3149 miles2736 nmWest W
Mexico CityTue 12:36 PM5116 km3179 miles2763 nmNortheast NE
LimaTue 1:36 PM5135 km3191 miles2772 nmEast E

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