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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 23:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 28' South, Longitude: 148° 02' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.37 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' 43.9"944.58 miwest0° 06' 34.1"7.53 minorth944.91 mi
24 hours14° 05' 09.7"924.28 mieast3° 08' 41.6"216.26 minorth956.99 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteFri 1:24 PM192 km119 miles104 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaFri 1:24 PM1267 km787 miles684 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownFri 3:24 PM1992 km1237 miles1075 nmEast-southeast ESE
AlofiFri 12:24 PM2307 km1433 miles1246 nmWest W
KiritimatiSat 1:24 PM2468 km1534 miles1333 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Apia *Sat 1:24 PM2588 km1608 miles1397 nmWest W
FakaofoSat 12:24 PM2698 km1676 miles1457 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaSat 12:24 PM2858 km1776 miles1543 nmWest W
Suva *Sat 12:24 PM3541 km2200 miles1912 nmWest W
FunafutiSat 11:24 AM3705 km2302 miles2000 nmWest-northwest WNW

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