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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: 28%

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 Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 01:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 23' South, Longitude: 144° 33' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.86 meters/second, 1605.1 km/hour, 997.4 miles/hour or 866.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"16.62 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 minorth16.62 mi
1 hour14° 30' 26.9"997.28 miwest0° 11' 34.4"13.25 minorth997.56 mi
24 hours11° 31' 49.0"792.64 mieast4° 39' 44.4"320.36 minorth857.45 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeMon 4:22 PM628 km390 miles339 nmEast-southeast ESE
PapeeteMon 3:52 PM1349 km838 miles728 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KiritimatiTue 3:52 PM1688 km1049 miles912 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaMon 3:52 PM2322 km1443 miles1254 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownMon 5:52 PM2578 km1602 miles1392 nmSoutheast SE
FakaofoTue 2:52 PM2960 km1839 miles1598 nmWest W
AlofiMon 2:52 PM3084 km1917 miles1665 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Tue 3:52 PM3092 km1921 miles1670 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluMon 3:52 PM3391 km2107 miles1831 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Baker IslandMon 1:52 PM3621 km2250 miles1955 nmWest W

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