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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: 19%

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 Monday, December 17, 2012 at 01:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 60' South, Longitude: 147° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.42 meters/second, 1581.9 km/hour, 983.0 miles/hour or 854.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.4"16.38 miwest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 minorth16.38 mi
1 hour14° 28' 27.3"982.84 miwest0° 10' 49.3"12.40 minorth983.21 mi
24 hours12° 13' 44.2"830.40 mieast4° 29' 44.6"308.96 minorth891.12 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteSun 3:16 PM748 km465 miles404 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TaiohaeSun 3:46 PM937 km582 miles506 nmEast-northeast ENE
RarotongaSun 3:16 PM1708 km1061 miles922 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiMon 3:16 PM1771 km1101 miles956 nmNorthwest NW
AdamstownSun 5:16 PM2432 km1511 miles1313 nmSoutheast SE
AlofiSun 2:16 PM2536 km1576 miles1369 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoMon 2:16 PM2573 km1599 miles1389 nmWest W
Apia *Mon 3:16 PM2624 km1630 miles1417 nmWest W
NukualofaMon 2:16 PM3132 km1946 miles1691 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandSun 1:16 PM3405 km2116 miles1839 nmWest-northwest WNW
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