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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 23:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 29' South, Longitude: 145° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.32 meters/second, 1520.3 km/hour, 944.7 miles/hour or 820.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.6"15.74 miwest0° 00' 06.4"0.12 minorth15.75 mi
1 hour14° 23' 43.1"944.46 miwest0° 06' 32.8"7.51 minorth944.79 mi
24 hours14° 05' 32.1"924.59 mieast3° 08' 16.0"215.77 minorth957.18 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteFri 1:14 PM429 km267 miles232 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaFri 1:14 PM1512 km939 miles816 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownFri 3:14 PM1763 km1095 miles952 nmEast-southeast ESE
AlofiFri 12:14 PM2559 km1590 miles1382 nmWest W
KiritimatiSat 1:14 PM2590 km1609 miles1398 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Apia *Sat 1:14 PM2839 km1764 miles1533 nmWest W
FakaofoSat 12:14 PM2940 km1827 miles1587 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaSat 12:14 PM3107 km1931 miles1678 nmWest W
Suva *Sat 12:14 PM3793 km2357 miles2048 nmWest W
Easter Island *Fri 6:14 PM3833 km2382 miles2070 nmEast-southeast ESE
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