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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 23:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 28' South, Longitude: 147° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.35 meters/second, 1520.5 km/hour, 944.8 miles/hour or 821.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 23.6"15.75 miwest0° 00' 06.4"0.12 minorth15.75 mi
1 hour14° 23' 43.7"944.53 miwest0° 06' 33.7"7.52 minorth944.86 mi
24 hours14° 05' 18.6"924.41 mieast3° 08' 31.3"216.07 minorth957.07 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteFri 1:20 PM283 km176 miles153 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaFri 1:20 PM1365 km848 miles737 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownFri 3:20 PM1899 km1180 miles1026 nmEast-southeast ESE
AlofiFri 12:20 PM2408 km1496 miles1300 nmWest W
KiritimatiSat 1:20 PM2514 km1562 miles1358 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Apia *Sat 1:20 PM2688 km1670 miles1451 nmWest W
FakaofoSat 12:20 PM2794 km1736 miles1509 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaSat 12:20 PM2958 km1838 miles1597 nmWest W
Suva *Sat 12:20 PM3642 km2263 miles1966 nmWest W
FunafutiSat 11:20 AM3804 km2364 miles2054 nmWest-northwest WNW

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