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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: 29%
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 02:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 6° 15' South
Longitude: 154° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.00 meters/second, 1605.6 km/hour, 997.7 miles/hour or 867.0 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"16.63 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 minorth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 29.8"997.67 miwest0° 11' 35.0"13.27 minorth997.94 mi
24 hours11° 30' 49.3"791.75 mieast4° 39' 47.5"320.44 minorth856.59 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiTue 4:34 PM944 km586 miles509 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PapeeteMon 4:34 PM1368 km850 miles739 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RarotongaMon 4:34 PM1746 km1085 miles943 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoTue 3:34 PM1855 km1153 miles1002 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Tue 4:34 PM2049 km1273 miles1106 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiMon 3:34 PM2173 km1351 miles1174 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandMon 2:34 PM2522 km1567 miles1362 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaTue 3:34 PM2756 km1712 miles1488 nmSouthwest SW
FunafutiTue 2:34 PM2890 km1795 miles1560 nmWest W
HonoluluMon 4:34 PM3068 km1906 miles1656 nmNorth N
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