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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: 38%

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 Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 01:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 45' South, Longitude: 130° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.15 meters/second, 1616.9 km/hour, 1004.7 miles/hour or 873.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.74 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 minorth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 51.6"1004.72 miwest0° 11' 38.9"13.34 minorth1004.86 mi
24 hours11° 04' 13.7"765.45 mieast4° 35' 33.7"315.58 minorth828.06 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownTue 5:42 PM2580 km1603 miles1393 nmSouth S
PapeeteTue 3:42 PM2711 km1685 miles1464 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiWed 3:42 PM3003 km1866 miles1621 nmWest W
Easter Island *Tue 8:42 PM3607 km2241 miles1948 nmSoutheast SE
RarotongaTue 3:42 PM3829 km2379 miles2067 nmSouthwest SW
HonoluluTue 3:42 PM3914 km2432 miles2113 nmNorthwest NW
HermosilloTue 6:42 PM4001 km2486 miles2160 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico CityTue 7:42 PM4161 km2585 miles2247 nmNortheast NE
Los AngelesTue 5:42 PM4168 km2590 miles2251 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PhoenixTue 6:42 PM4354 km2706 miles2351 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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