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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 23:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 19' South, Longitude: 134° 13' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.56 meters/second, 1550.0 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
1 minute0° 14' 25.9"16.05 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 minorth16.05 mi
1 hour14° 25' 58.9"962.95 miwest0° 09' 06.5"10.44 minorth963.35 mi
24 hours13° 09' 32.6"877.98 mieast3° 59' 06.6"273.96 minorth926.99 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 2:24 PM869 km540 miles469 nmSouth S
TaiohaeSat 1:54 PM904 km562 miles488 nmNorthwest NW
AdamstownSat 3:24 PM1162 km722 miles627 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PapeeteSat 1:24 PM1657 km1030 miles895 nmWest W
RarotongaSat 1:24 PM2777 km1726 miles1500 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Sat 6:24 PM2886 km1793 miles1558 nmEast-southeast ESE
KiritimatiSun 1:24 PM3176 km1974 miles1715 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiSat 12:24 PM3814 km2370 miles2059 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Sun 1:24 PM4045 km2514 miles2184 nmWest W
FakaofoSun 12:24 PM4074 km2531 miles2200 nmWest W

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