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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 02:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 41' South, Longitude: 135° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.17 meters/second, 1617.0 km/hour, 1004.8 miles/hour or 873.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.8"16.74 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 minorth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 52.5"1004.70 miwest0° 11' 38.7"13.34 minorth1004.84 mi
24 hours11° 03' 56.0"765.08 mieast4° 35' 25.3"315.40 minorth827.62 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeTue 4:32 PM925 km575 miles500 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PapeeteTue 4:02 PM2337 km1452 miles1262 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiWed 4:02 PM2468 km1534 miles1333 nmWest W
AdamstownTue 6:02 PM2650 km1646 miles1431 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RarotongaTue 4:02 PM3413 km2120 miles1843 nmSouthwest SW
HonoluluTue 4:02 PM3525 km2191 miles1904 nmNorthwest NW
Easter Island *Tue 9:02 PM3957 km2459 miles2137 nmSoutheast SE
FakaofoWed 3:02 PM4052 km2518 miles2188 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Wed 4:02 PM4218 km2621 miles2277 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiTue 3:02 PM4220 km2622 miles2279 nmWest-southwest WSW

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