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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 phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:43 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterThursday, December 20, 2012 at 5:20 AM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 14, 2012 at 22:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 34' South, Longitude: 132° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.04 meters/second, 1519.4 km/hour, 944.1 miles/hour or 820.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 23.6"15.73 miwest0° 00' 06.3"0.12 minorth15.73 mi
1 hour14° 23' 38.5"943.85 miwest0° 06' 26.1"7.38 minorth944.17 mi
24 hours14° 07' 32.7"926.27 mieast3° 05' 56.6"213.11 minorth958.19 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Gambier IslandsFri 1:20 PM557 km346 miles301 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AdamstownFri 2:20 PM767 km476 miles414 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PapeeteFri 12:20 PM1791 km1113 miles967 nmWest W
Easter Island *Fri 5:20 PM2570 km1597 miles1388 nmEast-southeast ESE
RarotongaFri 12:20 PM2849 km1770 miles1538 nmWest W
KiritimatiSat 12:20 PM3521 km2188 miles1901 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiFri 11:20 AM3918 km2434 miles2115 nmWest W
Apia *Sat 12:20 PM4204 km2612 miles2270 nmWest W
FakaofoSat 11:20 AM4278 km2658 miles2310 nmWest W
NukualofaSat 11:20 AM4450 km2765 miles2403 nmWest W

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