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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: 10%

Previous phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:42 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterThursday, December 20, 2012 at 5:19 AM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 23:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 19' South, Longitude: 133° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.53 meters/second, 1549.9 km/hour, 963.1 miles/hour or 836.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.9"16.05 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 minorth16.05 mi
1 hour14° 25' 58.6"962.96 miwest0° 09' 06.3"10.43 minorth963.37 mi
24 hours13° 09' 41.7"878.17 mieast3° 59' 00.2"273.86 minorth927.14 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Gambier IslandsSat 2:20 PM883 km549 miles477 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TaiohaeSat 1:50 PM975 km606 miles526 nmNorthwest NW
AdamstownSat 3:20 PM1128 km701 miles609 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PapeeteSat 1:20 PM1759 km1093 miles950 nmWest W
Easter Island *Sat 6:20 PM2797 km1738 miles1510 nmEast-southeast ESE
RarotongaSat 1:20 PM2876 km1787 miles1553 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiSun 1:20 PM3262 km2027 miles1762 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiSat 12:20 PM3915 km2433 miles2114 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Sun 1:20 PM4148 km2578 miles2240 nmWest W
FakaofoSun 12:20 PM4177 km2596 miles2255 nmWest W
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